By: Carolina and Lauren
Flamethrowers could "neutralize" people or, burn alive. The German troops created the flamethrower in 1915. It was invented in Germany. It replaced grenades because they could neutralize people without causing structural damage. The flamethrower instantly burned the person it came in contact with. If held on a person too long it would kill them, which was Germany's intentions.
The person who invented it was the german army. It was invented in October 1914. It was invented in Germany. It was invented because it was treated with a chemical irritant. It replaced certain kinds of explosives because it didn't cause damage to the trenches. The long term effects are lung damage, loss of eyesight, loss of breath and even death.