Table of contents for Digging the trenches : the archaeology of the Western Front / Andrew Robertshaw & David Kenyon.


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Introduction                                              9
A Funeral                                              9
The War in Modern Memory                              12
The Archaeological Experience                         16
The Birth of 'Trench Team' and No-Man's-Land          18
The Projects - TV Joins In                            20
I. The Trenches Today                                    25
After the War                                         25
Memorialisation                                       28
What is Great War Archaeology?                        35
Preservation - Taphonomy                              39
Deposition - Stratigraphy                             49
Safety                                                55
The Challenge                                         58
2. Digging the Trenches                                  61
1914                                                  61
1915-1916                                             68
1917-1918                                             83
3. Living in the Trenches                                91
Trench Routine                                        91
The Daily Round                                       96
Food                                                  99
Comforts                                             105
Hygiene and Cleanliness                              107
Personal Items                                       110
4. Fighting in the Trenches                            113
Death's Men                                         113
Artillery                                           114
Machine-guns                                        120
Personal Weapons and Equipment                      123
Combat - the Attack                                 127
Technology                                          132
5. Death in the Trenches                               141
The Cost                                            141
The Wounded                                         143
The Dead                                            150
The 'Missing'                                       157
The Ethics of Excavation                            161
Technicalities                                      164
6. Four Stories                                        173
Teamwork                                            173
Wehrmann Jakob H6nes                                174
Unteroffizier Albert Thielecke                      182
Gefreiter Leopold Rothairmel                        188
A Soldier of the Kings Own                          196
Notes                                                  201



Library of Congress subject headings for this publication: World War, 1914-1918 Antiquities, Excavations (Archaeology) Europe, Western, Battlefields Europe, Western, World War, 1914-1918 Trench warfare, Europe, Western Antiquities