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Title: World War I 1914-1918


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World War I 1914-1918
  • Technology of the war
  • Total Warfare

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Modern Warfare
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New Technology Guns
  • The Machine Gun
  • It was used by both sides, hundreds of rounds a
    minute could be shot by one person.

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  • The German plan against France was to rush into
    the country as fast as possible The Schlieffen
    Plan
  • The Machine Gun stopped this plan

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Trench Warfare
  • Both sides dug long trenches that faced each
    other. The trenches ran for miles.
  • From time to time, one side would attempt to
    cross the No-Mans Land the area in between the
    trenches.
  • Trench warfare made WWI extend from a few months
    of fighting to four years of fighting

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French Soldiers Attacking a German Trench
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Technology Chemical Weapons
  • WWI was the first major war to use chemical
    weapons
  • Mustard Gas and Chlorine Gas were the two most
    popular weapons They caused suffocation,
    blindness, and death

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  • Soldiers would protect themselves using Gas Masks

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Technology The U-boat (Submarine)
  • Germanys secret weapon during the war
  • Sank dozens of British ships, controlled the
    oceans.

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Why would the British think the U-boat was
breaking the rules of War ?
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Technology Airpower
  • Both sides used aircraft for observation, limited
    bombing, and air battles
  • Airplanes were slow, clumsy, and unreliable,
  • The most famous German pilot was Baron von
    Richthofen (The Red Baron)

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Red Baron
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Technology Tanks
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Technology Tanks
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Technology Flame Throwers
  • Five miles of advancement for Allies
  • 1 million men killed

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War on the Homefront
  • World War I as a Total War
  • All Resources devoted to homefront
  • Govt took over factories to make Military goods
  • All had to work (Women took place of men in
    factories)
  • Rationing- limit consumption of resources/goods
    necessary for the war effort
  • Propaganda- one-sided information to keep support
    for the war
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