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In supporting infantry, why are tanks equipped with large guns more effective than those with machine guns? For one simple reason: a machine gun already is an infantry weapon. The infantry does not lack machine guns. They have plenty. What the infantry does lack is something that is able to destroy fortified strong points at range. This is where the ...


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A direct hit be an artillery shell is usually much more effective than a burst from a machine gun. For the infantry, the MG has two advantages compared to the howitzer, it can be carried by a few men and the ammunition is light enough to carry several hundred rounds. Before WWII, the main roles of the tank were understood to be the breakthrough through ...


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Nationalism had already existed in the countries involved in World War 1 for a long time, and it had already triggered other wars. This argument is widely documented. To list a few examples: Russian and German nationalism each started no later than the Napoleonic wars. French nationalism existed during the Second Empire, and France was more willing to go to ...


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