Old Tom Posted 10 October , 2013 Share Posted 10 October , 2013 I seem to recall, but can’t find, the use of this phrase to describe changes in equipment and perhaps usage during the war. I think that some identification of the elements of that revolution could be interesting. Three changes or elements that come to mind are below. If anyone bites, may I suggest opening a new thread for the change that you think is a contender. Fire and Movement – essentially the tactic of one part of a unit being able to provide, or obtain, covering fire while the other part moves. Particularly when reacting to opposition not foreseen. In 1914 infantry had no easily portable machine guns and deployment of field artillery close enough to directly see the need for and provide fire was soon found impracticable. The provision of the Lewis machine gun, rifle grenades allowed the platoon to engage in fire and movement. Accurate up to date maps – essential to enable artillery to engage targets without observed ranging shots. Aerial photographs enabled accurate mapping and location of targets. Disruption of barbed wire – the introduction of the graze fuse and the use of tanks. Old Tom Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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