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  •  Civil War was a rehearsal in some respects for WW1 (3+ / 0-)
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    mightymouse, magnetics, devtob

    Troops moved by rail, armies having to deal with supply lines instead of living off the land, developments in ordnance, even aerial recon by balloons. A lot of European generals studied the Civil War. Pity they didn't learn enough from it.

    "No special skill, no standard attitude, no technology, and no organization - no matter how valuable - can safely replace thought itself."

    by xaxnar on Fri Dec 21, 2012 at 10:09:43 AM PST

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