A column by the admired British war correspondent Ellis Ashmead-Bartlett (1881 - 1931), concerning those distinct aspects of the First World War that combined to make it something unique in human history:
"Everything has changed; uniforms, weapons, methods, tactics. Cavalry had been rendered obsolete by trenches, machine guns and modern artillery; untrained soldiers proved useless, special battalions were needed on both sides to fight this particular kind of war that, in no way, resembled the battles your father or grand-fathers had
A good read.
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