World War One Photo Essay Causes of the war Mutual defense agreements helped a country when it was attacked because its alliance would defend them. #imperialism Link Weaponry and technology of the war Tanks were used for transporting people, weapons, and bombs. Link Blimps were used to drop bombs. #blimpbombs #totalwar Planes were loaded with rockets and other weapons to shoot down from above. #totalwar Link Soldier life during the war A soldiers face destroyed from a bomb. #totalwar Link Soldiers traveled by horses. Link Civilian life during the war Local civilian killed and stripped of his boots and socks. Women volunteered for the American Red Cross to try and get others to support the war as well. Link Impact of the war People had to be careful not to step in unexploded bombs in fields. Fields were left with giant craters in them from bombs. The battle fields were left barren and full of trenches and other indents.