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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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