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Which era would have been the worst era to be a soldier?

Discussion in 'World History' started by sendos, Oct 27, 2020.

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Which era was the worst era to be a soldier?

  1. Ancient/classical era (4000BC to 500AD) - swords, spears, bows and shields

    1 vote(s)
    7.7%
  2. Medieval era (500AD - 1600AD) - add better armor, some rudimentary gunpowder weapons

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  3. Renaissance (1600-1900) - add muskets, more advanced gunpowder

    2 vote(s)
    15.4%
  4. WWI (1910-1920) - trench warfare

    9 vote(s)
    69.2%
  5. WWII (1939-1945) - more dakka

    1 vote(s)
    7.7%
  6. Mid 20th century - even more dakka

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  7. Modern day - add drones with that dakka

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  1. Zardnaar

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    Gallipoli gets the popular attention here but Passchendaele was our biggest blood bath.

    The odds were not good for enlisted men if you joined 1914 to making it to 1918.

    Earlier wars easier to reset. It was kind of like a job. Don't want to be there leave but that could get you executed.

    That happened a lot less in WW2.
     
  2. EgonSpengler

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    Yeah, there were a lot of Canadians and Scots there, too, I think.
     

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