European imperialism, colonialism, racism, genocide and war, analysing the place of these phenomena in Western thought, social history and ideology.
We must understand that the Nazi quest for Lebensraum had at its core been an application of the expansionist and racist principles of imperialism and colonialism, but for the first time applied against fellow Europeans rather than against the distant and dehumanized peoples of the Third World.
We must encourage Afrikan to research the effect of atrocities in colonial times on Nazi thought.
A common feature shared by all machine gun models was not only their provision of a staggering increase in firepower, but also their relative invulnerability on the colonial battlefield.
By invulnerability, I refer to the fact that the effectiveness of the gun was impervious to mass casualties—as long as one man survived to aim a functional gun, the odds remained in his favor.
Manpower was rendered almost irrelevant, and the gun reigned supreme.
As such, the machine gun was a “vitally useful tool in the colonization of Africa” and, as “Time and time again automatic fire enabled small groups of Europain settlers or soldiers to stamp out any AFRIKAN resistance to their activities and to extend their writ over vast areas of the Afrikan continent.”
Yet,“In England and other countries, machine guns remained hidden until the very outbreak of World War I.”
As previously mentioned, this is certainly corroborated by the machine gun’s absence in popular war imagery and news coverage. What might be the underlying reasons for such reluctance on the part of the army and special war artists to acknowledge the machine gun’s influence in their campaigns? For one, to quote Ellis once more: “Where was the glory, where was the vicarious excitement for the readers back home, if one told the truth about the totally superior firepower?
No heroism . Just KILL KILL KILL KILL KILL .AND BOAST .SO TO ANSWER YOUR STATEMENT ABSOLUTELY NOTHING COMPARE TO THE DESTRUCTION OF THE APPEREANCE OF THE AUTOMATIC RIFLE AND THE GUN MACHINE .
Whatever happens, we have got, the Maxim, and they have not’: The Conspicuous Absence of Machine Guns in British Imperialist Imagery,” “At first, before firing, one felt a little gun shy. I well remember the Instructor saying, ‘It can’t hurt you, the bullets will come out the other end.’
In 1893 in Southern Africa, British colonial police slaughtered 1,500 Ndebele warriors, losing only four of their own men in the process. This astronomical, almost unfathomable victory was earned not through superior strength, courage, or strategic skill, but because the British were armed with five machine guns and the Ndebele were not.
The invention and development of the machine gun by engineers such as Richard Gatling, William Gardner, and Hiram Maxim proved vital in the colonization and subjugation of Africa; although Zulu, Dervish, Herero, Ndebele, and Boer forces vastly outnumbered British settlers, all were rendered helpless in the face of the machine gun’s phenomenal firepower.