Thursday, September 29, 2016

WW1: Moving Earth

 
 
If sides had to build 1000s of miles of trenches, it would require many stones. The type of rapid fire weaponry that the manufacturers produced made WW1 perfectly suited for defensive weapons. Old generals like Haig could not grasp the change, and he was rightfully called a butcher. He somewhat redeemed himself later when tanks joined the battle. All of those defensive positions needed massive engineering and construction efforts. This shot beautifully captures one of the millions of small yet difficult efforts to make the war machine go. 

2 comments:

Laguna Beach Fogey said...

The East African Campaign was the most fascinating for me. The action around Lake Tanganyika deserves at least one post, no? The German commander von Lettow-Vorbeck is the most compelling, for me at any rate, and arguably he can be called the father of modern guerrilla warfare.

Son of Brock Landers said...

LBF - Let me look for a pic.