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Technology, changing the face of war

24 April 2015

Tomorrow is ANZAC Day, a brief moment in time when we reflect on the bravery of the individual and the horror that is war.

Sadly, WW1 was one of the most futile battles ever fought by mankind and also one that needlessly cost a huge number of innocent lives.

Back in WW1, soldiers were given a rifle and about 150 rounds of ammunition before being sent out to face what was at times, a lethal hail of bullets from machine guns and enemy soldiers. The word "slaughter" was oft-used in relation to the battles fought on the fields of Europe at that time.

It's easy to forget that 100 years ago there was very little technology available to those who were laying down their lives for "king and country".

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