1.6 Weapons In The Trenches
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Just months into World War One, the fighting hit a stalemate and, to defend their occupied territory, both sides began to dig – trench warfare now dominated the western front. The Allies poured funds into the creation of new weaponry that could finally break the stalemate.
This lesson contains:
- A technology tour of the new weaponry developed by the British to break the stalemate and win World War One, including the Vickers machine gun, mustard gas, and the tank.
- An analysis of the effectiveness of each piece of weaponry from three perspectives: practicality in the trenches, military success, and production costs.
- A detailed look at some of the key pieces of machinery and the damage they could cause in trench warfare.