Trench warfare

Supremacist maoris and their European treatyist travellers often repeat the lie that maori invented trench warfare.

Even late last century, twisted historian James Belich credited northern maori with inventing trench warfare. Māori had certainly adapted pā to suit the musket, but other notable historians dismissed Belich's claim as baseless post-colonial revisionism. >

THE FACT IS: Trench Warfare in the form of siege operations was already a developed art by the seventeenth century. The master of this form of warfare was the French marshal Vauban (1633–1707). >