This work is the first in a two-part study that draws on actual training documents and veterans' descriptions to explain and illustrate the specific bread-and-butter of infantry tactics. The main focus is on describing and comparing US, British and German tactics in Europe.
Dr Stephen Bull is the Curator of the Museum of Lancashire in Preston, which incorporates the collections of several local regiments. For several years from 1984 he worked at the National Army Museum. He has written numerous articles including a number on the weapons and tactics of World War I. He has previously written for Osprey a two-part study of World War I trench warfare tactics. Mike Chappell enlisted as a teenage private in the Royal Hampshire Regiment in 1952. He began painting military subjects in 1968 and since then has gained worldwide popularity as a military illustrator. Brian Delf began his career working in a London art studio producing artwork for advertising and commercial publications. Since 1972, he has worked as a freelance illustrator on a variety of subjects.