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Success usually goes to those who remain one step ahead of the game, in terms of tactical doctrine and weapons technology, and is prepared to impliment the practical changes necessary. :? The "blitzkrieg" has always been hailed as a German invention: it was actually concieved by Basil Liddle-Hart (a British Officer), but his book was read by Gen Guderian, who put the theory into practise in a decisive way. :shock: The Japanese attack on Pearl Harbour, was based on the British carrier borne attack on the Italian fleet at Toranto. :shock: Perhaps the Brits should have patented their ideas?! :wink:

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800 years ago Western europe was light years behind the Middle eastern armies and Asian armies regarding weaponry and battle techniques ........ it's a 'never ending' argument :wink:

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Interesting - that a military innovation - "cluster bombs"; is currently under discussion for possible outlawing. :? Alas, the Countries that make them, and use them and sell them are opposing this move - including the UK! :shock::wink:

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Very good point Jerry ! However in the 1470's Edward IV did things the other way around ! he 'imposed' a tax on all goods coming into England by ship, the tax was 4 lengths of yew wood which had to be as tall as a man and at least 3 fingers width. Nothing could be unloaded from any ships until the lengths of yew were handed over, he then cleverly had bowmakers shape these into warbows for use in his struggle during the Wars of the Roses ! :wink:

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Tony would you agree with me that the most fearsome and devastating weapon ever invented by man is the stick, with a rusty nail through one end and then dipped in dog sh*t? :lol:

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Depends how rusty the nail is and how fresh the dog sh*t is :roll: gotta get it while it's still steaming :lol::wink:

 

 

Sorry about that :oops: ....... I don't usually use language like that on the forum :oops:

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They did a TV prog on the "weapon" responsible for the most deaths throughout history - the longbow and AK47 were in the top five, but the winner was? :? .......... the human hand! :shock::wink:

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