World War I-New Weapons of War

Shania Wendland, Marisa Schaldach, Jenna Von Ruden

Trench Warfare

  • Over 200,000 Soldier Deaths occur
  • New Tactics
  • Disease and Infection became unbearable
  • Use of many new weapons in fighting

Poison Gas

  • Chemical Warfare
  • Most feared
  • Inflicted a long-drawn suffering

Tear Gas Grenades

  • Used by French


  • Used by Germany to inflict damage to Allied Lines

Phosgene and Mustard Gas

  • Inflicts delayed effects
  • Violent Blisters(internal & external)

4% of deaths occurred due to Poisonous Gases


  • Produced by British in 1916
  • At the end of WWI British and French troops gained a victory over Germans with the utilization of Tanks.

Guns, Rifles, Grenades

Machine Guns

  1. U.S.- Lewis Gun
  2. U.S.- Bolt Action
  3. Austria- Mannlicher-Carcano
  4. Germany- Mauser Gewehr
  5. Britain- Lee Enfield
  6. France- Lebel M1888

Hand Grenades

  • stalemate of Trench Warfare
  • Flamethrowers

Air Warfare

Advancements of the creation of Airplanes began.

Naval Warfare

Launch of HMS Dreadnought in 1906

  • Britain Advantage


Advancements of arms, ammunition, telecommunications paved the road for more technological advances in the future including the production of railways.

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