How the Arditi Knife Fighters Terrorized the First World War

The First World War changed how battles were fought. The shift from 19th century military science and weapons, to modernized warfare created huge casualties on both sides, and opposing armies were forced to rethink their strategies. New threats were emerging. Advancing technology gave birth to weapons like machine guns, tanks and aircrafts, while tactics evolved to deal with them. Traditional military maneuvers like cavalry charges and massed troops no longer applied, and battles descended into trench warfare. It was only in the final years of war when tactics were refined and adapted to the conditions of such battle.