Jan 4, 2023Liked by Bruce Ivar Gudmundsson

Very interesting! One wonders why the British and Germans embraced heavy field artillery before 1914, but the French did not. Obviously, the aggressive French doctrine explains much. Still...

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The French decision to retain a "unitary" artillery arm is also a mystery to me. One advantage, however, was the ease with which fortress, siege, and coast defense units were converted to mobile heavy artillery units at the start of World War I.

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