Which is why you need to acquire guns before you’re invaded an conquered.
Michael Hutson
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They still used horse mounted cavalry! The Germans had the technical edge and of not for the English channel they would have overran Europe regardless of the amount of weapons facing them. Barbarossa was only a success because the Russians used their soldiers as cannon fodder and it took an entire coalition to push the Germans back and defeat them. As an aside Poland is absolutely beautiful

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