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There is a lesson to be learned from the war in South Africa which can well bp, taken home by every nation not supplied with field artillery the equal of the best. England, despite her -great gun shops and enormous resources, has found herself outclassed from the start by the field-gun equipment of the Boers. The results, so far, have been checks. reverses, and defeats. The superiority of the Boer field artillery o\-er the Ellglioh field-guns is not surprising, when it is known that the forcesdoi:10.1038/scientificamerican01201900-35e fatcat:rgacn36uizaffphfqqjm74w7au