WW1 was defined by the technological developments of the late 19th and early 20th Centuries.
Neil Stewart says:
"The destructive power of weaponry used on all sides was unprecedented"
"It was the first truly modern industrial war; its weapons + it's very outcome were very dependant on industrial innovation and mass production"
The Machine Gun:
Which shaped the defensive nature of the war.
Developed significantly up to WW1. It was responsible for the majority of all casualties in WW1. 39% wounded by bullets but 58% by shells or trench mortars.
Poison Gas + Tanks:
Provided possible solutions to overcome the continuing stalemate of trench warfare.
- Leading up to WW1 there were many industrial developments such as the introduction of mass production, planes + sending messages by wireless.
- At the beginning of…