The God of War - A Brief History of Artillery

Tim Barney

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Emergency (maybe less than one week's notice)
Paid: £50 plus 45p per mile over 20 miles from Evesham, negotiable for other UK regions
24th May 2021
Military History | History | War | Gunpowder

“I don’t have to tell you who won the war. You know – the artillery did!” So spoke General George Patton, US Army, in 1945. Contrary to widespread belief, artillery shells and not bullets were the principal killer of 20th century battlefields. This talk describes the early iron bombards of the Middle Ages and explores how these crude, clumsy weapons evolved into the mobile, long range guns and rocket systems that we see today. Focusing on the link between technology and tactics, the narrative explains how and why artillery has come to dominate the battlefields of the modern world (55 mins)

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About Tim Barney

Ever since I can remember, I’ve been fascinated by military history and technology, and like any enthusiast, I’ve always wanted to share my passion with the people around me. Following a career in the IT industry, I now have the opportunity to pass on some of the amazing facts and stories I’ve come upon over the years. As you will discover when you book one of my talks, military history is definitely NOT just for military history fans!

My talks are designed to appeal to men and women from every walk of life. A little technical jargon is sometimes unavoidable, but don’t worry, I always translate this into everyday language!

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