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2019-12-05 14:54:00+01:00 by Weldon Goree in Peeves
Tags: war hoplology wwi movies

It's not the machinegun in front of you

A pet peeve of mine I've noticed in several World War 1 movies: you weren't being fired at by the machinegun in front of you. It probably couldn't even traverse that far (and I don't know why directors think machineguns are easy to traverse while firing). You were being fired at by the machinegun 500 yards to your right and the one 500 yards to your left, in enfilade so that the rounds basically went down the line you were marching in.

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