... unarmoured peasants. Yet the proportion of combatants slain in any battle decreased as much when firearms superseded the battleaxe and sword as when gas came to replace shell and the bullet. This antagonism to new weapons is mere conservatism, not... Ralph Honner: Kokoda Hero - Page 1by Peter Brune - 2007 - 368 pagesLimited preview
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Sir Basil Henry Liddell Hart - Consuls, Roman - 1971 - 281 pages
...antagonism to new weapons is mere conservatism, not chivalry. But chivalry, as in this example of Scipio's, is both rational and far-sighted, for it endows the...advantage in the moral sphere reacts on the physical. If this chivalrous act of Scipio's was partly the fruit of such psychological calculation, it was clearly...