Explain How They Are Changing The Face Of War In 1918

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1. Research the following new weapons that are being used in the Great War and explain how they are changing the face of war in 1918. Flamethrower: In 1917, the Germans designed and made a modified version of the flamethrower called the Wex. Later on, in 1918, the French developed a much better version of the Wex called the Schilt. The Schilt was used in trench attacks and was extended to being used on tanks. Tank: On July 4th, 1918, the tank began being used in a different way in which it deployed battles in the future. General John Monash launched an attack which cleared a path and made way for advancing infantry. From then on, tanks were used much more, especially during the summer of 1918. Machine gun: When machine guns were first developed, they were not light and not easy to transport. This changed in 1918 when one-man portable machine guns were developed and put to use. The only problem was that ammunition supplies were still a difficulty to transport. Submarine: A submarine is a vessel to operate both below and above the sea. Torpedoes used submarines. They used these to blow up ships that were carrying supplies to different allies. In 1918, the Americans became outraged and decided to join the war on the allies’ side.…show more content…
Death was constant and not unusual for soldiers. Many soldiers didn’t even survive the first day. Besides this, many of the trenches were infested with rats, and soldiers feared them. Rats tended to feed on human corpses, spread infections and contaminate food. Rats weren’t the only problem concerning infection. Lice were common and cause a disease called Trench fever. Trench fever caused severe pain following a high fever. Recovery for this took up to twelve weeks but many soldiers didn’t make it considering the cause of Trench fever wasn’t discovered until 1918. Trench foot was another deadly disease caused by cold and wet conditions. This usually resulted in

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