Bullets, Bombs and Poison Gas: Supplying the Troops on the Western Front 1914-1918, Documentary Sources

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Soldiers in the trenches were issued with four bullets a day unless they were either snipers or manned a machine gun. This does not seem like a lot of bullets. However, four bullets a day is 28 per week. Therefore a million soldiers need 28 million bullets per week. Of course there were a lot more than a million troops at the Western Front, so the number of required bullets was more than that! I realise that some of the soldiers performed vital service functions and some were busy on other duties, nevertheless there was a ...

Bullets, Bombs and Poison Gas: Supplying the Troops on the Western Front 1914-1918, Documentary Sources 2017, Helion & Company, Solihull

ISBN-13: 9781911512080

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