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How was the Machine gun used in World war 1?

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01/08/2015

They were used as fixed position weapons for the most part. They could be used for indirect (high angle) fire to shoot over a ridge line, or place plunging fire into a valley. However, for the most part they were used for low angle grazing fire. This made the traditional infantry assault almost impossible, and forced the use of trench warfare.