The Great War: New Technology of WWI. Introduction. Assembly Line Fast & efficient production of new weapons. WWI – First large scale modern war. Improved Hygiene & Living Standards Increasing population. Carnage & Death on Unprecedented Level. Trenches.
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Fast & efficient production of new weapons
Improved Hygiene & Living Standards
Carnage & Death on
“No Man’s Land”
The space between the two trenches.
Air Power (cont’d)
Eddie Rickenbacher, US
Manfred vonRichtoffen, Ger.[The “RedBaron”]
Big guns, larger shells
Line of sight –
Effects in Belgium
What did the German “Big Berthas” do to the fortifications in Belgium?
What was it purpose? Range?
What were its drawbacks?
From a defensive position, how could machine guns be used in conjunction with mortars?Artillery