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Technology In The Great War

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  • 1. Technology in the Great War Industrialized Warfare
  • 2. Improvements on Old Ideas
    • Rifles
    • Grenades
    • Machine Guns
    • Artillery
  • 3. Rifles
    • Bolt Action
    • Carried 5-10 rounds
    • Could fire 30-40 rounds per minute
    • Extremely accurate
  • 4. Grenades
    • Existed for hundreds of Years
    • First WW1 grenades were old cans with fuses or explosives tied to sticks!
    • (Dangerous more to the thrower than receiver!)
  • 5. German Stick Grenade
  • 6. The Machine Gun
    • Also known as:
    • “ The Killing Machine”
    • “ The Devil’s Paint Brush”
    • Could fire 500 rounds per minute!
    • Responsible for most of the Stalemate.
  • 7. Artillery
    • Bigger was better
    • Highly Accurate
    • Used by the thousands
    • Most soldiers killed by constant artillery (night and day)
                              
  • 8. The Biggest: French 520mm howitzer
    • It could deliver a 3,100 lb shell (600 lbs of explosive) over 10 miles
    • The gun car was just under 100 feet long and weighed 290 tons.
    • Shell was the size of a VW bug!
  • 9. German “Paris Gun”
    • 75 Miles range
    • Could reach the upper atmosphere!
    • The gun had an overall length of 112 feet (34 meters) and weighed 138 tons.
  • 10.  
  • 11. Effects of Artillery                                       
  • 12. New Technology in War
    • Tanks
    • Gas / Chemical Warfare
    • Submarine
    • Flame thrower
    • Airplane
  • 13. Tanks
    • An attempt to end the stalemate
    • First used by the British to break through German Lines and protect men
    • Problems:
    • Slow moving (5 mph)
    • Got stuck in mud = killed by German Artillery
    • Not very effective
  • 14. Gas Warfare
  • 15. Gas Warfare
    • First used by the Germans trying to end the stalemate in 1915.
    • Delivered by canister and later Artillery Shells
    • Used extensively by ALL sides.
  • 16. Gas Warfare
    • Early gasmask consisted of urinating on a rag, placing goggles on the face and holding the rag up to your mouth and nose to breath through
  • 17. Types of Gas used
    • Chlorine Gas: hydrochloric acid when coming in contact with moisture (eyes,&lungs burn)
    • Mustard Gas: Blistering agent-moist exposed skin: the eyes, lungs, armpits and groin
  • 18. The Submarine
  • 19. Submarine
    • Used by Germans to “starve” England
    • Very Effective weapon
    • Sank food and supplies allies needed desperately NOT battleships.
  • 20. Flamethrower
    • Designed to burn out the enemy from a position
    • Victims would be smothered in a flammable liquid (while it was on fire)
  • 21. The Airplane
    • Initially used to spy on the enemy
    • Later carried bombs (rather ineffective)
    • Then planes began shooting at one another (first “dog fights”)

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