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8. Modern Chariots: Speed And Mobility In Contemporary 'Small' Wars In The Sahara

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This chapter shows that the mastery of time and space is of crucial importance, particularly in so-called 'small' wars, i.e. conflicts of relatively low intensity. Time and space are inherently social and cultural constructions rather than absolute conceptions and it is in small wars that different conceptions of time and space compete. Cars were also used quite early on for military purposes. From 1915 onwards both the British and the French began to use motor vehicles in the Sahara in earnest, although it would be some time before they rivalled camels. A war chariot needed two men, a driver and an archer using a composite bow, and it is quite possible that chariots used the same tactics against infantry as nomadic warriors later employed against their sedentary enemies, relying mainly on speed and mobility.

Keywords: 'small' wars; mobility; Sahara; speed; war chariot

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