but it was a first for many things like Chemical Warfare, and the first time that the U.S. Army was exposed to Chemical Warfare. During my research I discovered that a topic of World War I is such a broad topic I narrowed down the research to the battle of Ypres, a city in Belgium, which I will discuss later on. Discussion will focus on a declaration that was signed in 1899 that explains use of projectiles and chemicals, about one of the first place that chemical gasses were used during the war, and identify some of the types of gasses used and the effects it had on the troops down in the trenches on that particular day.
History of Fire Fighting Firefighting is a professionalism that requires courage, dedication and commitment from those who are involved with it. Firefighting began in ancient Egypt and spread to the West into Europe and America. The history looks at the pioneers, its evolution and the improvements innovation has brought in. Firefighting originated from ancient Egypt, with evidence of earliest accounted firefighting equipment supporting the claim.
The French were the first to use gas during the war. In August 1914, the French used grenades filled with tear gas to attack the Germans. In 1915, the Germans began to use chlorine. The first gas considered lethal. Mustard gas became a significant source of dread for soldiers as simple exposure to it could burn flesh and could also cause massive blisters.
Many Americans were on board the British ship. Britain knew how dangerous it was to set sail, and warned the captain(Lusitania par 5). People disagreed with that and stated that the Lusitania was too fast and big to be targeted by the Germans (Sinking 17). Germany and Britain had been at war for just about a year when the Lusitania sunk (Ballard par 4). Germany
The gas could either be shot out of a gun or dropped out of a plane. It would be used mostly when there was no fighting going on. If the soldiers failed to put on their masks, the soldiers who breathed in the gas could easily die in an instant or become very ill and eventually die. People may have died fast because the gas contained Chlorine and Phosgene and (Mustard
The United States proclaimed war on Germany on April 6, 1917. American troops joined the French and British in the mid-year of 1918. They were new and not war-fatigued and were precious in overcoming the Germans. The partnered triumph in November 1918 was not exclusively because of American contribution. Fast headways in weapon innovation implied that by 1918 tanks and planes were the normal place the German officer Erich Ludendorff was a splendid military authority and had prevailed upon the definitive triumphs Russia in 1917 that prompted the Russian withdrawal from the war.
after the chinese found out that gunpowder exploded they used it in a lot of fireworks until a couple hundred years later when they started using it in war. gunpowder changed war in many different ways. first of all it could be used in cannons to shoot cannonballs at the ground and make holes in the ground in these holes you could hide or use them to store things like other weapons. the smaller holes were also dangerous because people could trip over them and possibly get shot. gunpowder wasn’t just used in war people used gunpowder to mine too.
The attacks were the last straw for Woodrow Wilson. As a result of these incidents, he officially declared war on Germany in April 1917. Directly following this announcement, the United States had to do a lot of preparation to get ready for a battle of this magnitude. This war cost the U.S, as well as many other countries, a lot of lives and millions of dollars. Germany acted as the warmonger in this war.
Yesterday, February 3rd, 1917,The American cargo ship, Housatonic , a German U-boat sank. In response, President Wilson broke off diplomatic relations with Germany the same day. The attack on Housatonic is the first time in history that a submerged submarine had successfully sunk another ship. Aboard the Union vessel, two officers and three men were killed while the crew took to the boats or climbed into the rigging to await rescue. The reason as to what led to the sinking is unknown at this time.
The Hindenburg was a rigid airship used for commercial air transportation, it made its debut in 1936. In May 1937 the 245-meter-long Hindenburg burst into flames, killing thirty-six of its passengers. In Lakehurst New jersey the airship was making its scheduled landing, when the airship burst into flames. The explosion was caused by atmospheric electricity mixed with the hydrogen leaked from the airship. The Hindenburg was made to use helium, but the ship was filled with hydrogen that was very flammable.
On May 7, 1915 the British luxury ocean liner, the RMS Lusitania, sunk within 18 minutes of being shot by a German U-boat in an act of self defense. Germany’s U-boats were latest technology; similar to submarines. They were hard to detect by radar and surprised the enemy. Out of 192 Americans onboard 128 died, which outraged Americans Eventually bringing them into the war. Despite a minimal amount of evidence on the contrary, Germany had every right to sink the Lusitania.
The Imperial German Government’s purpose was to put aside all restraints of law or of humanity and use it’s submarines to sink every vessel. “The present German submarine warfare against commerce is a warfare against mankind,” Woodrow Wilson mentioned in his speech. This speech was monumental because it convinced American citizens entry into the war was necessary, brought America into a devastating war, probed America was a power of the world, brought women into workplaces, and it pushed for women’s suffrage. Not every
Unrestricted submarine warfare outraged many Americans because its application was an attack upon innocent civilian. Unrestricted submarine warfare also breaks an international law which states that the civilians of two warring countries are not targets. Germany not only harmed civilians, but it also broke international law. Through the sinking of the Lusitania, the public’s view of Germany’s unrestricted warfare policy intensified, and more people began to favor American involvement in the war. The sinking of the Lusitania became one of the most important events of the Great War because its reaction is, “the first step towards American involvement in the war.”
The cannon fired solid ball shot but it also fired a variety of solid ball, known as Hot Shot. Hot Shot was a regular cannonball heated until it was red hot. Its primary function was to burn ships. During the Battle of Yorktown, the French gunners used hot shot to set a fire and sink the British Frigate HMS