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Technology of WWI

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Tasia Cox

on 28 October 2016

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Transcript of Technology of WWI

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During WWI, a variety of new technologies and weapons were used.
Both the Allied Powers and the Central Powers benefited from the development of new technologies.
Technology of WWI
Because of these new technologies, WWI is considered the first 'Modern War'.
The bayonet was a bracketed dagger attached to the end of a rifle barrel.
The Rifle was one of the most common weapons used by both sides of the war.
Pistols were only carried by officers with a certain rank or specialty.
Machine guns could fire 500 rounds per minute, they were very heavy and overheated.
Mortars launched grenades or small bombs short distances.
Heavy Artillery
Artillery fired explosive rounds causing enormous damage to men, equipment and the landscape.
Initially called 'land ships', tanks were bulletproof.
Mines were explosive charges, planted underground and detonated remotely or by the impact of soldiers’ feet.
Torpedoes are missiles that can be launched from submarines or ships, or dropped from planes.
Mustard Gas
Mustard gas was the most deadly weapon used.
The Zeppelin, also known as blimp, was an airship that was used in bombing raids by the Germans.
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