View single post by The Iron Duke
 Posted: Sat Sep 20th, 2008 03:28 am
 PM  Quote  Reply  Full Topic 
The Iron Duke

Joined: Tue Jul 29th, 2008
Location: Georgia USA
Posts: 333

  back to top

"why do so few people study this particular battle? Is it that sieges are just less "romantic" or "exciting" then straight-out batles? Or that many think it was too late in the war to change anything? Or maybe the strategic importance isn't well known or understood? Curious to hear opinions."

Trench warfare is a very depressing subject. Try Alistair Horne's The Price of Glory to see what I mean. It has none of the romanticism or glory of an open stand up fight. In other words, trench battles just aren't sexy.

Last edited on Sat Sep 20th, 2008 03:29 am by The Iron Duke

"Cleburne is here!" meant that all was well. -Daniel Harvey Hill
 Close Window