Two Men in a Trench 2: Uncovering the Secrets of British Battlefields

 
9780141012124: Two Men in a Trench 2: Uncovering the Secrets of British Battlefields

"Two Men in a Trench 2" provides an examination of six major battles: Bannockburn, Sedgemoor, Edgehill, Killiecrankie, RAF Hornchurch (The Battle of Britain 1940) and the Big Guns of World War II at Dover and Calais. Each chapter of the book presents a clear understanding of the events and causes of each battle, before its aftermath is considered. The personalities, armies, weapons and tactics involved are described; the archaeological techniques explained; and the groundbreaking results and their impact on our understanding of events discussed. With their popular mix of narrative, clarity, keen eye for observation and sense of humour, Tony Pollard and Neil Oliver capture the drama, action and tragedy of past events and provide an insight into some of the bloodiest episodes of British history.

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Tony Pollard is Britain's leading battlefield archaeologist. He has carried out pioneering work on battlefields, and as a forensic archaeologist he has worked with the British police, helping with murder enquiries. Neil Oliver is Tony's archaeological colleague and co-presenter. A leading archaeologist, he has worked on many sites.

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