Among the headlines one hundred years ago this week in Wilmington’s Sunday Star was a story of a successful bayonet charge by France. Despite the positive result of this bayonet attack, the extreme carnage of WWI resulted, largely, from the fact that military tactics were outdated compared to the destructive power of early 20th century mechanized weaponry. For example, mobile armored tanks, which first appeared in World War I, could incapacitate several men instantly. Nineteenth century military tactics, which were still widely employed, were no longer effective in limiting casualties against mechanized armaments.
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