Hanging fire

My latest for The Rebel: April 28, over 500 years ago, in 1503, saw the first decisive victory due to small-calibre gunpowder weapons in the otherwise totally obscure battle of Cerignola. It was a long journey from that generally forgotten clash to the transformed tactics and “empty battlefields” of the Boer War and both World Wars, in which accurate rifles and lethal machine guns meant to be visible was to be dead. But that’s how technology always starts… very small. https://youtu.be/Gt8MEDCiEEE

The audio-only version is available here: [podcast title="Rebel, April 28, 2016"]http://www.thejohnrobson.com/podcast/John2016/April/160428Rebel-audio.mp3[/podcast]