The Machines of War: Western Military Technology 1850–2000

  title={The Machines of War: Western Military Technology 1850–2000},
  author={Barton C. Hacker},
  journal={History and Technology},
  pages={255 - 300}
  • B. Hacker
  • Published 1 September 2005
  • History, Political Science
  • History and Technology
From the standpoint of military technology, the 20th century divides between two eras. The first half of the century saw the culmination of the mechanization of armed forces that had begun midway through the previous century. During most of this period, European innovations dictated the pace and direction of change. World War II changed all that. Europeans became followers of military change driven by the arms race between the USA and the Soviet Union. Two innovations, both largely products of… 

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