Survival Guide Topics 1914-1918
New weapons/technology of WWI
The weapons of world war one consisted of airplanes, poison gas, tanks, machine guns, and submarines. All of these new weapononised technology were devastating on the casualties in the war. They increased the casualty toll of the war and left survivors mangled and fatally wounded.
Airplanes: They were used for spy work and bomb carrying.
Poison Gas: The gas was used first by the french to stop the german advance by incapacitating them rather than killing them.
Tanks: The firs tank was used at the battle of Somma.
Machine guns: The machine gun was by far one of the most deadly new weapon to be introduced to war time. It poduced the most death toll than any weapon in world war one.
Submarines: The submarine was first used by the Japanese and th Russians. They were called “submarine torpedo boats” which pathed a path for the first submarine.
Trench Warfare & No Mans Land
However, most soldiers only received a few weeks wages after they came back from war, and many struggled to re-adapt to normal life.
As well as their small cash payment, British soldiers would have received a set of civilian clothes and a couple of medals. They were then expected to get back to their pre-war routines.
Needless to say, this was almost impossible.