From just knives and swords to nuclear weapons and missiles, weapons have evolved throughout the years. From just guns, bombs, and gas from World War 1, the weapon technology had upgraded tremendously in World War 2. World war 2 began in 1939 when the German armies decided to invade Poland and cause Britain and France to declare war on Germany after Hitler refused to abort his invasions on Poland. During the war the United Stated decided to help defeat Hitler by bringing their new weapon technology such as ammunition. One example of the new weapon was the long-range rocket and improved rifles to shoot at a farther distance.
They had piped water underground, and had electricity provided from generators. There were telephone lines, along with ammunition stores, and dressing and communication stations. They made sure that they were more than prepared for the battle of Vimy Ridge. In the days leading up to the battle, the Canadian’s bombarded the German trenches with endless fire and explosives. Their artillery shells were nearly infinite.
Trench Warfare In World War One, there were many new ways of fighting the war. When we finally got into the war, we saw for the first time what the Germans and the French were using to fight their battle. Out of all the new weapons, such as, the machine gun, antiaircraft guns, poison gas, tanks and the use of airplanes, the most significant weapon we saw was the use of trench warfare. These trenches were made up of three rows of trenches at various lengths apart from each other. At the very back of the fighting land, was where the artillery fire was kept.
In 1941 it defeated the Yugoslav and Greek armies, but did not have the needed weapons for mobile warfare. In 1941 it also defeated the huge Russian army all the way to Moscow, but because of the logistic neglect it was defeated by Russia's endless size and extreme weather, (2world). This demonstrates the strength of the German military mainly through the fact that the Germans were the first to use this effective style of warfare. It validates how the Germans could hit hard, and fast making the use of
Nuclear Bomb in WWII Shapes the World Abstract The history of the world can be marked with conflicts amongst civilization since the dawn of time. When closely studied, civilizations believe their culture’s values are better than any of those opposing them. From these ‘nationalistic beliefs’, physical conflict arises and poses the need to develop weapons that can assist with gaining successful results. In 1939, prior to U.S. involvement in WWII, the Manhattan Project began in order to build the first nuclear bomb. The U.S. was determined to be a World superpower.
The battle plans of the Germans depended on quickly defeating France and then either defeating Russia, or drawing them into a stalemate. To this end, Wilhelm’s navy was authorized to use unrestricted submarine warfare and the army was authorized to attack civilians as they saw fit, when they met resistance by the French armies. Siege warfare, such as the battle of Verdun, is a clear example of when civilian casualties from artillery fire were, not only unimportant to the invaders, but encouraged to be high. The Austro-Hungarian armies were encouraged to do the same things and acted similarly to the Germans in the Balkans, as did the Ottomans. The second example is the damage
Second World War was a horrifying event, which left an even deeper scarf in people’s lives than the First World War. It brought far more damage and deaths than the previous war. However in order to answer whether the Second World War was a Total War, we first have to define what is Total War. Total War is the war that affects all of society- not just the armed forces, and that uses all the resources available to be able to win it. It’s “the mobilization of the entire society and its resources for the war effort”.
New weapons of war revolutionized the style of battles throughout World War One. Without the new revolutionary weapons, World War One's combat between the sides would not have transformed from a quick, noble and brief battle into a whole new representation: trench warfare. Whether it was the further use of machine guns, the amazing tanks, the certainly refined flamethrowers, or the many other new technological developments that were brought into the First World War this new style of revolutionary warfare transformed battles forever. Machine guns were the cause of many of the deadly accidents in both war fronts during World War One. The men that came out of trenches had little chance of survival if the enemy opened fire with their machine guns.
The soldiers' uniforms and kilts were often heavily soiled with mud. In the winter, the troops had to contend with the bitter cold and numb body parts. Of course the mud wasn’t the only problem the soldiers had to face. The rats, lice and flies swarmed the trenches, not bothered by the chaos around them. There were other problems to do with food, shelling, diseases and noises.
However, the arms race acted as a strong deterrent through promise of 'Mutually Assured Destruction' and also creating a limited war due to the capacity of the nuclear weapons. The nuclear arms race made the world a more dangerous place; it evoked a threat coming from the two world superpowers. The destruction capacities of this developed nuclear weapon have increased thousand times more than the atomic bomb. The world greatly changed when the USA exploded the Hydrogen bomb in 1952; following by the Russians creation of the Hydrogen bomb in 1953 this led to the world becoming a much more dangerous place. This stimulated the arms race and creating a resilient competitive atmosphere between the world powers.