The Weapons and Technology of World War OneWorld War One brought about many new weapons and advancements intechnology on both sides. Both took huge steps towards moderntechnology and these carried on even after the war had begun. Yetthese weapons could not be of much advantage to one side for verylong, because the other side immediately researched every new weaponintroduced when it was found out. So whilst one side would bedeveloping something new the other would be playing catch up orpossibly coming in from another angle.
These advancements were made on all sides of the war; the air, theground, and the sea, although I shall mainly be looking at the changeson the ground. Apart from the new weapons, the new defence mechanismsthat were introduced shall be looked at as well: The most profoundbeing the Gas Mask, which was developed soon after the introduction ofthe gas itself in 1915. But also other less well-known defenceequipment such as the Steel helmet will be looked at also.
The weapons brought about during the time of World War One havecompletely changed war and fighting forever, but then the defencebrought in as well has blocked some of the advancements from beingused more readily today. The War changed technology drastically butthe technology changed people?s lives even more.The Tank
By far the most important invention introduced during the Great Warwas the tank. Primitive tanks were introduced for the sole aim ofhaving protected artillery that could break through the defence linebut as the war progressed the Tank advanced, with larger guns and morearmour. The brains behind it were the…
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the Big Bertha HowitzerWorld War One has been classed as one of the most memorable events toever take place in History. Not only did it cause the most deaths everrecorded at the time, but it also went down in history for the vastamount of weapons and ideas that were invented during it. Some ofthese have been modernized for use in the 21st Century but themajority were just mindless killing machines. World War One changedhistory and if it had never taken place then it would be a wonder toknow what kind of world we would be living in.