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Text-book of Ordnance and Gunnery

Nature volume 101, pages 222223 (23 May 1918) | Download Citation



AT no previous time in history has so much attention been paid to artillery as during the. present war. The unprecedented number and Variety of guns in use enable a mass of evidence, sufficient to prove or disprove any theory which is considered worthy of a practical trial, to be accumulated in a very short space of time. Moreover, it is almost certain that all the belligerent countries are liberally spending money on researches into the various branches of the art of gunnery, and employing, for this purpose, more men of scientific reputation and mechanical genius than have ever considered the subject seriously before. As a natural consequence, “ordnance and gunnery” must be in a state of rapid development, and it would therefore appear to be a somewhat unfortunate moment for the publication of Col. Tschap-pat's book, which is, so largely, merely a revision of an excellent book with the same title by Lt.-Col. Lissak.

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