March 1918

Pages from the Diary of a French Artilleryman1

Volume 3, Issue 1

MODERN trench warfare has so modified the tactics of field artillery that one is prone to consider somewhat archaic anything pertaining to operations of batteries "in the open," like those described in the following notes. We need a mental effort to realize that the present war of position, for field batteries, is not likely to remain the only method of fighting; even now, once in a while, it is necessary to revert to the old tactics. The English, for instance, have thus made a good use of their horse batteries, especially to increase the efficiency of certain fire.

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