Technology and Warfare in WWI. Changes in Tactics ï½ In previous wars soldiers had...

download Technology and Warfare in WWI. Changes in Tactics ï½ In previous wars soldiers had fought open fields with cavalry (horses) and rifles, but machine guns

of 8

  • date post

    22-Dec-2015
  • Category

    Documents

  • view

    216
  • download

    0

Embed Size (px)

Transcript of Technology and Warfare in WWI. Changes in Tactics ï½ In previous wars soldiers had...

  • Slide 1
  • Technology and Warfare in WWI
  • Slide 2
  • Changes in Tactics In previous wars soldiers had fought open fields with cavalry (horses) and rifles, but machine guns made such tactics suicide Gas Warfare Germany first country to use poison gas in warfare
  • Slide 3
  • Trivia Tidbit In 1918 a German corporal by the name of Adolf Hitler was temporarily blinded by a British gas attack in Flanders. Having suffered the agonies of gas first hand, his fear of the weapon would prevent him from deploying it as a tactical weapon on the battle fields in WWII.
  • Slide 4
  • Trenches Standard war tactic used before the development of the tank and the advancement in airplane technology Trenches protected soldiers from enemy fire, but not artillery attacks No Mans Land: area between enemy trenches. Going Over the Top: an advancement of soldiers into no mans land. Stalemate: armies could not successfully advance. Battles of Attrition: a result of trench warfare.
  • Slide 5
  • Trench Warfare No Mans Land
  • Slide 6
  • Tanks tanks were firstly ineffective in the war, underpowered, unable to turn and often got stuck in mud By 1917 tanks had developed so they could crush barbed wire and shelter solders while crossing into no-mans land Help allies break through German defenses on ground
  • Slide 7
  • Airplanes in WW1 First - air planes used for spying and bombing missions Second - planes came equipped with machine guns - caused massive casualties Canada had not Airforce - Canadian pilots flew in British Corps. By 1918, 40% British pilots were Canadian
  • Slide 8
  • Warfare in the Air Dogfights occurred between Allied and German air forces - pilots would shoot each others planes down at very close range. Air warfare seemed glorious, unlike the horrors of the trenches, but the average life of a pilot was only 3 weeks