LOL, yip. I wouldn't secessaraly (or however you spell it) say they were smarter. I think it was probably more to do with underestimating the machine gun and the typical Imperialist commanders of the time didn't want to change the way the armies were set up, too much pride to see the truth. The invention of the tank help to turn the tides later in the war though - the Germans weren't able to design and manufacture any during WW1 to counteract the British ones
Anyway, thats all in the past, and in the past it must remain.
I wish the British (notably the Scottish) public would realise this is the same reason we are shaken up the Scottish regiments into one "Super Regiement" - Modernisation - to cope with more modern threats more effienciently and with a higher chance of success. Anyone who is opposed should be chucked into military academy for 3 years.
Oh, my Great Great Gran is still alive and kicking. She's 99 on the 10th of this month. Her 5 older brothers all lost their lives in the 1st WW. She has a room dedicated to them, with all their Royal Scots and KOSB Kilt uniforms, Bayonents the lot. It really is a step back in time. I can spend hours in that room and never get bored. Such a waste of life.
Has anyone seen Downfall yet? I seen it today, quite moving. Really does make you think.