alternate englands - belated questions

AZS ania at gnomic.freeserve.co.uk
Mon Feb 14 17:39:35 EST 2005


There was a series on tv called 'Decisive Weapons' some years ago and a
whole episode was about this rifle, I just can't remember the name, not
being hugely interested in guns.
The episode about the longbow was fascinating and I have it on video
somewhere.

----- Original Message -----
From: "Roger Burton West" <roger at firedrake.org>
To: <dwj at suberic.net>
Sent: Monday, February 14, 2005 10:29 PM
Subject: Re: alternate englands - belated questions


> On Mon, Feb 14, 2005 at 10:19:53PM -0000, AZS wrote:
> >I believe that it was during the American Civil War that the something or
> >other rifle was invented and mass-produced,
>
> Off-hand I can't think of any particular technology of slaughter that
> was used during the land battles of the ACW that hadn't been in use
> elsewhere, apart from some of the more specialised kinds of shell. It
> was certainly the largest war around for quite some time and involved a
> lot more mass-production than any war before it had. There was quite a
> bit more naval innovation, mind...
>
> But I should love to hear the official answer.
>
> R
>
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