Great Land Battles Of The 20th Century
The 20th century is destined to be remembered as an age of violence and strife. The turbulent passage of its years was to see many wars, but none was fought out over so wide of an arena as the mighty conflict known as the second World War. The great land battles of France and Stalingrad are chronicled, with rare footage of the conflict on the battlefield.
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- Ch 354The Great War: 1914-1918In February the Germans began their assault on the forts at Verdun in a battle of attrition that would last until December. In the East the Russians launched an offensive to try and relief the pressure on the French. Although the Russians ultimately failed to make any gains it did draw German divisions away from the Western Front.21st Century War MachinesThe need for artillery hasn't really changed as it is an extremely versatile system. Once the foundation of battle in the second World War, it appears as though artillery isn't going anywhere. Political and moral issues arise in regards to artillery accuracy. Any slight miscalculations could put civilian lives in danger and therefor threaten the existence of artillery in the 21st century.