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  1. 1. Austin Mattos Mr. Hunt 5 th Period February 8, 2011 http:// americanhistory.abc-clio.com/Search/Display/293767?terms=World+War+1 New Technologies of the War
  2. 2. The armored tank <ul><li>“ The development of tanks in World War I began as a solution to the stalemate which trench warfare had brought to the western front.” </li></ul><ul><li>“ The heavily bombed-out terrain was impassable to conventional vehicles, and only highly mobile tanks such as the Mark I and FT’s performed reasonably well.” </li></ul><ul><li>“ Along with the tank, the first self-propelled gun and the first armored personnel carrier were also introduced in World War I (the Mark V* tank was built with space inside for a small squad of infantry).” </li></ul>http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tanks_in_World_War_I
  3. 3. Trench Warfare <ul><li>Trench warfare is a form of warfare in which combatants occupy fighting lines, consisting largely of trenches, in which troops are largely immune to the enemy's small arms fire and sheltered from enemy artillery. </li></ul><ul><li>“ Trench warfare occurred when a military revolution in firepower was not matched by similar advances in mobility, resulting in a grueling form of warfare in which the defense held the advantage.” </li></ul><ul><li>In World War I, both sides constructed elaborate trench and dugout systems opposing each other along a front, protected from assault by barbed wire. </li></ul>http://sanseverything.files.wordpress.com/2008/11/ trench-warfare.jpg
  4. 4. Aerial Warfare <ul><li>“ Typical 1914 aircraft could carry only very small bomb loads – the bombs themselves, and their stowage, were still very elementary, and effective bomb sights were still to be developed.” </li></ul><ul><li>Eventually pilots began firing handheld firearms at enemy aircraft. </li></ul><ul><li>The first operational use of aircraft in war took place on 23 October 1911 </li></ul>http://www.corbisimages.com/images/67/ 5F626297-7 A50-4379-8784-21 D37470B2AF/PL2307.jpg http:// www.corbisimages.com/imag es/67/D4 4EE5C3-22A4-402D-8254-5F6 C139393DE/BE061478.jpg
  5. 5. Naval Warfare <ul><li>World War I was the first conflict in which submarines were a serious weapon of war. </li></ul><ul><li>“ The years leading up to the war saw the use of improved metallurgical and mechanical techniques to produce larger ships with larger guns and, in reaction, more armor.” </li></ul><ul><li>“ The advantage was in long-range gunnery, and naval battles took place at far greater distances than before.” </li></ul>http:// images.imagestate.com /Watermark/1627630.jpg http://www.abc.net.au/reslib/200703/r128996_424106.jpg
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