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Unformatted text preview: (e.g. Prussian Kriegsakademie ) – Clauswitzian thought dominant-Technological advances, latter 19 th Century: breech-loading, single-shot rifle (e.g. Prussian needle gun, French Chasspot ) + brass cartridge combination breech-loading steel cannon bolt-action, magazine rifles (by end of century) belt-fed machine guns (e.g. Maxim Gun – by end of century) new propellants, explosives, munitions quick-firing artillery ‘camouflage’ uniforms (by first decade of 20 th century)- Response to technological advance/greater killing zone by end of 19 th century/start 20 th century – stress power of morale, offensive-mindedness, ‘spirit of the bayonet’ (strategy and tactics)...
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This document was uploaded on 10/31/2011 for the course HIST 397 at South Carolina.
- Fall '11