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first used by the British at the battle of the Somme. 3mph and had lots of problems:
o Treads came off easily - broke down
o Couldn't cross trenches - Western EU was literally covered in trenches
o Crowded and over-heated
• Not very effective as a weapon in WWI except for clearing ground
developed by the English (Maxum). Deadliest of the war.
Germans, big gun set on tracks; could shoot at 1800lb bullet, named after the wife of the guy who created it
airship, basically a blimp. Germans: developed and mostly used to drop bombs on English coastal towns. Easily shot down, Germans abandon this idea
U-Boats, Germans. Used most effectively. Main issue that brought the US into the war; best weapon against the U-Boats was the convoy system
1st used in WWI, initially used for scouting/reconnaissance. Make notes of ammunition dumps, troop movement. "We can arm the pilot to shoot the enemy". 60-75 mph in the beginning, 130mph at the end of the war.
If you shot 25+ planes as a pilot was called what?
Flying Ace (Red Baron)
1st used by the Germans against the French. 15000 French soldiers were killed in minutes. 2nd battle of Ypres. Caused blistering inside and outside the body and could literally destroy the respiratory system in seconds. Problem with using gas is that if the wind changed it was bad for the user
What was the three poison gases?
Chlorine, Phosgene, Mustard gas
The Geneva Convention outlawed what?
the use of Poison gas
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