Weapons of WWI

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Weapons of WWI

Weapons of WWI

One type of weapon is Mustard Gas which is a chemical that was used in WWI to make yor opponent come out of their trench. When someone first encounters mustard gas they may not find out until later. It eventualy causes the skin to blister. If it is inhaled it can cause blisters in the throat and nose blocking airways and can eventualy lead to death.Chlorine gas is also a chemical gas. "The first effect of inhalation of chlorine is a burning pain in the throat and eyes, accompanied by a sensation of suffocation; pain, which may be severe, is felt in the chest, especially behind the sternum." (CHAPTER X GAS-POISONING) It can lead to choughing and vomiting.Tanks were first introduced during WWI. Tanks were used in trench warfare. the tanks would go first while the troops followed behind. They were so effective that it ended trench warfare. Tanks would move a lot, making the people inside seasick. one defect of the tank is that the exhaust from the tank would go inside the tank making it so the people inside had to open the door often. Tanks also can go up to 4 mph on flat land.

Historical Background

Who Was Involved? :-Austria-Hungary-Belgium-Brazil-British Empire-Bulgaria-China-France-German Empire-Greece-Italy-Japan-Liberia-Montenegro-Ottoman Empire-Portugal-Romania-Russia-Serbia-United States

Here are two reasons the war started (1)There was rivalry between Germany and France. (2) Balkans was wanted between everyone. At one point Germany invades France through Belgium because they were trying to take Paris but the failed.One of the biggest battels during WWI was The Battle of the Somme. It started on July 1, 1916. In six months 1.5 million people died.

What were some weapons used in WWI and what were their effects?

What were some weapons used in WWI and what were their effects? Some weapons that were used were Mustard Gas, Chlorine Gas, and Tanks. Mustard and Chlorine gas are chemicals. Tanks were a new weapon introduced in WWI.

Citations

-Briggs, Josh. "How Mustard Gas Works." How Stuff Works. Web. 14 Jan. 2015. 'lt;http://science.howstuffworks.com/mustard-gas3.htm'gt;. I trust this source because it gave me an author. I chose this source because it told me a lot of facts about mustard gas. This is a secondary source. -"CHAPTER X GAS-POISONING." WWI The Medical Front. Ed. Dr M Geoffrey Miller. 1917. Web. 14 Jan. 2015. 'lt;http://www.vlib.us/medical/gaswar/chlorine.htm'gt;. I trust this source because it was from a book written in 1917 which was during WWI, making this source a primary source. I chose this source because it gave me a lot of information on the effects of mustard gas.-Trueman, Chris. "Tanks and World War One." History Learning Site. Web. 14 Jan. 2015. 'lt;http://www.historylearningsite.co.uk/tanks_and_world_war_one.htm'gt;. I trust this source because it gave me an author and a place that talked about the author. I chose this source because it gave me information on tanks. This is a secondary source.My last source is my Modern World History notes. I trust this source because they are notes from class.I chose this source because the things we talk about in class are the important pieces of the events. This is a secondary source.

3 Types of Weapons

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WWI Tanks

Effects of Mustard Gas


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