Pioneer Battalions in the Great War

Pioneer Battalions in the Great War

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Pioneer battalions, created as an expedient in 1914, were a new concept in the British Army. Intended to provide the Royal Engineers, with skilled labour and to relieve the infantry from some of its non-combatant duties, Pioneers became the work horses ofOn the one hand the daily routine of heavy manual labour in wet and muddy trenches, often under fire; the carrying parties, with men stumbling blindly forward over the shell-pocked ground; the wiring parties in No Mana#39;s Land, humping knife anbsp;...

Title:Pioneer Battalions in the Great War
Author:K.W. Mitchinson
Publisher:Pen and Sword - 2014-02-10


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