The Four Different Types of Weapons

Poison gas was a new concept introduced by Germans but used by both the Allies and Central Powers. The effects ranged from debilitating to fatal. Soldiers carried gas masks with them to offer protection.

The machine gun was positioned on a tripod and needed at least four soldiers to operate it. It was capable of firing bullets faster than any other weapon seen before. For some puzzling reason, Britain did not use machine guns in the early 1900's. It was useful in trench warfare due to the heaviness and defensive nature of the gun.

First used by the British in 1916, the tanks was useful due to its armored exterior and capability of traveling on nearly all terrains. Tanks were capable of being both a defensive vehicle as well as for attacking since it was able to fire bullets.

Nicknamed U-Boats ("untersee boats"), these early submarines were primarily used by the German Navy. They were significant in that they sank many British ships, causing the British Navy to suffer due to less resources, men, and ships.

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Duffy, Michael. "Weapons of War: Machine Guns." First World War.com. N.p., 22 Aug. 2009. Web. 11 Jan. 2015.

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