Warfare

From the beginning of time we have all seen things grow and evolve to bigger and better things. Take the t.v. for example. This magnificent invention has evolved from being black and white, to high definition color, surround sound, and can fit in your pants pocket no problem. Other creations in life have evolved as well, especially in the art of warfare. Today with the push of a single button entire countries are able to be destroyed. The accuracy and efficiency of the guns in this era are mind boggling. Deadly weapons are now the size of a hand and can be carried nearly everywhere without being noticed. This is just a glimpse at todays warfare technology. Back in the day, when men were men, they did not have grenades or machine guns to mow down their enemy. They had to do it the old fashioned way, hand to hand combat. Over the thousands of years of mans existence, he has helped shaped the growth of technology in warfare. From 1300 to 1660 Europes warfare underwent its most enormous transformation; gunpowder, mobile and effective cannon, and reasonably useful small firearms had a profound effect, both in the technology of war and its social organization. The saying, its not the size of the dog in the fight but rather the size of the fight in the dog, is a perfect quote for the Battle Of Agincourt. The date was Oct. 25, 1415 (Keegan 78). Henry V of England was in pursuit of the French throne and had an army of about 10,000 men at his side. They invaded Normandy in August 1415; winning battle after battle. As months progressed the English army diminished to about half because of disease and battle casualties. King Henry V attempted to leave and regroup but was stopped in his tracks by a French army totaling 20,000 to 30,000 men(Keegan 88,90). They had mounted knights in heavy armor and were ready for battle against the English. The English, bruised and battered, …

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