World War: Lessons Learned

Like camp followers out for booty or vultures for remains, men whose profession is fighting, or telling others how to fight, combed the aftermath of the Russo-Finnish struggle last week for military discoveries, lessons, curiosities.

Lesson No. 1, available as soon as the real story of Summa could be told, was that the modern concrete blockhouse, even though it be 30 ft. long and 20 ft. wide, sunk 30 ft. into the earth, its walls 6 ft. thick and impervious to heaviest shell fire, is not invulnerable. It must somehow be anchored. When repeated high-explosive blasts have blown the earth off its...

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