Warfare Of The Great War

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Warfare of the Great War

War of the Sea Royal Navy Merchant ships Cargo ships Plant underwater mines

Royal Navy

Merchant ships

Cargo ships

Plant underwater mines

 

U-Boat Unterseeboot – German term Attacked merchant convoys bringing supplies to Allied forces from US and Canada Sank three American merchant ships in 1917 – prompting US to enter war

Unterseeboot – German term

Attacked merchant convoys bringing supplies to Allied forces from US and Canada

Sank three American merchant ships in 1917 – prompting US to enter war

 

Torpedoes Torpedoes were used by submarines The Germans used torpedoes to blow up ships carrying supplies from America to Britain The Germans torpedoed the passenger liner Lusitania on May 1 st , 1915 1,195 lives are lost Americans were outraged and joined the war in 1917 on the side of the allies.

Torpedoes were used by submarines

The Germans used torpedoes to blow up ships carrying supplies from America to Britain

The Germans torpedoed the passenger liner Lusitania on May 1 st , 1915

1,195 lives are lost

Americans were outraged and joined the war in 1917 on the side of the allies.

 

U-boat garage

U-boat garage

Convoy of merchant ships and battleships

War of the Air

Planes Used to deliver bombs Spy work Later became fighter aircraft armed with machine guns, bombs and some times cannons Dogfights Fights between two planes in the sky

Used to deliver bombs

Spy work

Later became fighter aircraft armed with machine guns, bombs and some times cannons

Dogfights

Fights between two planes in the sky

Zeppelin

Blimp Greatly used by Germans Used for passenger transport and military purposes Bombing, machine guns, and scouting Not very successful! Vulnerable to gunfire Most successful as reconnaissance – lead German ships to Allied ships in Sea

Blimp

Greatly used by Germans

Used for passenger transport and military purposes

Bombing, machine guns, and scouting

Not very successful!

Vulnerable to gunfire

Most successful as reconnaissance – lead German ships to Allied ships in Sea

 

 

War on Land Trenches Good ones were built in a zig-zag pattern Underground cities Western front 6,000 miles of trenches

Trenches

Good ones were built in a zig-zag pattern

Underground cities

Western front

6,000 miles of trenches

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Machine Guns 4-6 men to work them Had to be on a flat surface Fire-power of 100 guns

4-6 men to work them

Had to be on a flat surface

Fire-power of 100 guns

 

No Man’s Land Area of land between opposing trenches Many men died within first days of war because of the allure of it (peering over the edge – sniper bullet)

Area of land between opposing trenches

Many men died within first days of war because of the allure of it (peering over the edge – sniper bullet)

 

 

 

 

Tanks “ Little Willie” Daimler engine (Chrysler), Caterpillar track, crew of 3 Maximum speed was 3mph COULD NOT cross trenches End of War – modernized tank Fits 10 men Revolving turret (gun) 4mph

“ Little Willie”

Daimler engine (Chrysler), Caterpillar track, crew of 3

Maximum speed was 3mph

COULD NOT cross trenches

End of War – modernized tank

Fits 10 men

Revolving turret (gun)

4mph

 

 

 

Chlorine German army were the first to use chlorine gas in 1915 Chlorine gas causes a burning sensation in the throat and chest pains Death is painful - you suffocate! The problem with chlorine gas is that the weather must be right. If the wind is in the wrong direction it could end up killing your own troops rather than the enemy

German army were the first to use chlorine gas in 1915

Chlorine gas causes a burning sensation in the throat and chest pains

Death is painful - you suffocate!

The problem with chlorine gas is that the weather must be right. If the wind is in the wrong direction it could end up killing your own troops rather than the enemy

Mustard Gas Mustard gas was the most deadly weapon used Fired into the trenches in shells Colorless and takes 12 hours to take effect Effects include: blistering skin, vomiting, sore eyes, internal and external bleeding Very painful – victims had to be tied to bed! Death can take up to 5 weeks Remain in soil for several more weeks

Mustard gas was the most deadly weapon used

Fired into the trenches in shells

Colorless and takes 12 hours to take effect

Effects include: blistering skin, vomiting, sore eyes, internal and external bleeding

Very painful – victims had to be tied to bed!

Death can take up to 5 weeks

Remain in soil for several more weeks

 

 

Trench Problems

 

Lice Would breed in the seams of filthy clothing (warm areas) and cause uncontrollable itching Lice caused Trench Fever painful disease that began suddenly with severe pain followed by high fever Recovery - away from the trenches - took up to twelve weeks.  Lice were not actually identified as the culprit of Trench Fever until 1918

Would breed in the seams of filthy clothing (warm areas) and cause uncontrollable itching

Lice caused Trench Fever

painful disease that began suddenly with severe pain followed by high fever

Recovery - away from the trenches - took up to twelve weeks. 

Lice were not actually identified as the culprit of Trench Fever until 1918

Rats Millions of them infected trenches Black and brown rats Gorge themselves on human remains disfigured dead bodies by eating their eyes and liver could grow to the size of a cat A single rat couple could produce up to 900 offspring in a year – ultimately spreading infection and contaminated food.

Millions of them infected trenches

Black and brown rats

Gorge themselves on human remains

disfigured dead bodies by eating their eyes and liver

could grow to the size of a cat

A single rat couple could produce up to 900 offspring in a year – ultimately spreading infection and contaminated food.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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