Mark McG created the topic: Stosstrupptaktik: German assault troops of the First world war, by Stephen Bull
I found this book quite interesting, and tackled a subject I wasn't very well read in. Whilst I had read quite a bit on Allied tactical development, I had a very limited understanding of how Storm trooper tactics developed.
I saw them tie a soldier to a cartwheel with his arms outstretched as a punishment. I also knew of men who did themselves in. British soldiers weary of sitting in the trenches who cut their throats during leave. If order hadn't been maintained, they would have deserted. They were coerced. When you're in the army, you can't just do whatever you want. ~~~ Gaston Boudry, in the Belgian book 'Van den Grooten Oorlog' ~~~