Drawing Swords, Hollywood Style

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Re: Drawing Swords, Hollywood Style

Postby eynon81 » Tue Jan 14, 2014 1:26 pm

Medius wrote:
eynon81 wrote:
The Comrade wrote:odd how a statement on warfare lost meaning 2000 years later



heh...and a situation where the technology of the time made it virtually impossible to actually destroy the enemy army.


Yeah, I find it fascinating that we live in an era where it is actually possible to truly destroy your enemies, yet it is now entirely impossible to win a war.


mobile warfare re-enabled armies to pull off giant Cannaes and destroy whole enemy armies.

but between like 1700 and 1920 it was damn near impossible, with one major exception:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Sedan_%281870%29

and then they fell for it again:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Sedan_%281940%29
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