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Without Firing a Shot – Part 3

  The Charge of the 4e Zouaves at the Battle of Guise, 30 August 1914 Allan Lougheed The battles of August 1914 are remembered for the costly tactics of massed bayonet charges, but it is worth taking a close look at … Continue reading

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Without Firing a Shot – Part 2

Allan Lougheed In Part 1 of this series I examined the charge of the 2e Zouaves of the 37e Division at the Battle of Charleroi. In that article I argued that the reckless bayonet charge was partly the product of … Continue reading

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Without Firing a Shot – Part 1

The Charge of the 2e Zouaves at Charleroi, 22 August 1914 Allan Lougheed      The battles of August 1914 are infamous for the carnage caused by out-dated tactics such as massed infantry assaults with bayonet. Many years ago, my first … Continue reading

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Sources on the Infanterie Légère d’Afrique – Part 1

In my introduction to Too Many Heroes, Volume 1, I quote a statement of Pierre Mac Orlan from 1933, in which he remarked on the scarcity of books that had been written on soldiers of the Infanterie Légère d’Afrique – … Continue reading

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Introducing the Great War History Blog!

Welcome to the Great War History Blog! I have some big plans for this site, but as you can see, I am still getting things off the ground. If you have come here to learn about the First World War, I … Continue reading

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