Infantry Weaponry/Weapons
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Infantry Weaponry/Weapons

Weapons technology during the First World War was geared mainly to the ground war, drawn from traditional types of infantry and artillery weapons. At the beginning of the war, cavalry was still relatively important, though they no longer had a decisive function in battle. For equipment early in the war, troops relied upon firearms such as rifles, carbines, machine guns and pistols; cutting and thrusting blades including bayonets, sabers, and lances; and explosive devices …

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Thoss, Bruno, “Infantry Weaponry/Weapons”, in: Brill’s Digital Library of World War I. Consulted online on 25 June 2017 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2352-3786_dlws1_beww1_en_0304>
First published online: 2015



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