It is often said that every weapon that man has invented has been used in war. This may be true; it’s a difficult claim to document and prove. But except for the fact that it makes a good gloom-caster, it is a relatively unimportant point. The important issue is not whether this or that weapon has ever been used. The important question is whether such a weapon — once tried — has remained in the arsenals of warlike nations. Horrible weapons may have been imagined and tried. But are the horrible weapons still used?
The statement, for example, that every horrible weapon that has ever been imagined has gained a permanent place in the arsenals of most nations is certainly, demonstrably false. Consider the Paris Gun. Built by the Germans in World War I it was more than 90 feet long, … Read More »