Decisive Weapons is a History Documentary programme.

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Decisive Weapons: Lock, Stock and Barrel - the Springfield Rifle

Series 1, episode 0

Chronicling the enormous impact of technology on the history of war. This programme looks at the Springfield rifle, which helped the Union Army win its decisive victory at Gettysburg. Having greater range and speed than previous weapons, the Springfield helped pave the way for the industrialised carnage of the First World War.