Ancient China: Personal Weapon
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Today's modern armies employ missiles machine guns smart weapons and clever strategies to use on the battlefield. These weapons may seem like cutting edge technology but the ancient Chinese invented these weapons-in some cases thousands of years ago. Host Michael Guillen will demonstrate how the ancient Chinese repeating crossbow was a clear precursor to the machine gun and we'll see how more than a thousand years earlier the Chinese invented a weapon that rivaled the European cannon. Explore how ancient Chinese armies developed battlefield strategies that shape how we go to war today.