Artillery
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Artillery

Next to infantry and cavalry, artillery was the third combat arm of the land forces in 1914. Its task was to support other branches of the service, in particular the infantry. Since modern warfare was thought of as a war of movement, artillery doctrine, equipment and training were designed for mobile combat. It had to be able to follow the infantry in the field. This requirement restricted the weight and thus the caliber and ballistic capability of the guns. The primary weapons of the a…

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Storz, Dieter, “Artillery”, in: Brill’s Digital Library of World War I. Consulted online on 26 April 2017 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2352-3786_dlws1_beww1_en_0035>
First published online: 2015



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