World War I

Weapons and Vehicles

Weapons & Vehicles

Many different things were used in the war such as: rifles, machine guns, poison gas, zeppelin also known as a blimp, tanks, planes, torpedoes, grenades, flamethrowers, pistols, bayonets and much more.



Poison Gas

The Germans were the first to use Chlorine gas in the battle of Ypres in 1915. The chlorine gas would cause a burning sensation in the throat and chest pains. The death would be very painful you would suffocate and it all depended on the weather because if the wind blew the wrong way you could kill your own troops.

Mustard gas was the most deadly weapon used. It would be thrown into trenches in shells and would take 12 hours to take effect. Mustard gas effects include: blistering skin, vomiting, sore eyes, internal and external and death could take up to 5 weeks.