WW1 Warfare

Poisonous Gas

Introduced by the Germans, poisonus gas changed warfare because it could be used at a distance limiting the chance of self casualty. To combat the gas soilders were required to use gas masks which added to the already heavy backpacks. The gas could also be use to draw out enemies from their trenches to be shot down by snipers.

Soliders in gas masks running through poisunus gas

Tanks

Originally inspired by farming vehcicles for their versatility tanks in WW1 allowed troops to be carried across the battelfield safely to the enimies trenches. Early tanks howver were more of detriment than an assest becasue although they could be driven easily, very few people know how repair them incase of a breakdown.

Early WW1 tanks complete with mounted gun, and treads

Machine Guns

The machine gun was used to lay down consistnat fire on the enemy trenches making it nearly impossible for them to get out of the trenches without being shot down. The mahcine gun was capable of shooting hundreds of bullets a minute and was placed at the fornt of the batteifeld to cause the most damage. The machine gun changed warfare becase fireamrs could now be fired faster, farther, and casue more damgae than in the past.

British troops behind a "Vickers" machine gun

The Submarine

Submariens were capable of hauling mass amounts of cargo (ammuntion, food, supplies etc...). Along with transporting cargo, the submarine was able to casue massive damage to enemy ship with its undersea torpedos. The submarine change sea warfare and allowed armies to plan suprise attacks as well as strategic moves such as laying mines on the eneimes harbor.

U.S. submarine

Citations

"Machine Guns". HistoryLearningSite.co.uk. 2014. Web.

Guisepi, Robet. "World War One, The Great War." World War One, The Great War. World History Center, 2 Mar. 2001. Web. 11 Jan. 2015.

"Machine Guns". HistoryLearningSite.co.uk. 2014. Web.

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