Introduction; 1. The Challenge of Trench Warfare; 2. Trench Warfare Munitions before 1914; 3. The Bureaucracy of Invention 1914-18; 4. A Question of Engineering; 5.Inventing Grenades; 6. Inventing the Trench Mortar; 7. The Evolution of Grenade Warfare; 8. The Tactical Employment of Mortars; 9. Invention, Fireplay and Mobility.
Anthony Saunders is an independent scholar and the author of four books on military history, most recently Hitler's Atlantic Wall and Trench Warfare 1850-1950. He worked previously in the Principal Directorate of Patents at the Ministry of Defence.