Wednesday, March 16, 2005

Trench Warfare

Just a little history post. In the last post I talked about how moden textbooks warped World War I. In here I will tell a little about WWI Strategy. This was the first war in which trenches were the major part of a stalemate for entire fronts. During the American Civil War's siege of Petersburg an eery early duplication of this was created. The problems in World War I and the Civil War were the same, higly advanced weapons, old-fasioned tactics. Generals still thought they could overwhelm enemies armed with mortars, artillery, and lethal infantry weapons by simply running at them. These were only successful during Napoleon's time. Europe found that out the hard way.

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