World War I saw several different weapon advancements that would literally change the way the war would be fought. The biggest and probably most significant weaponry advancement was the creation of the machine gun at the beginning of the war in 1914. Even though the machine gun had its problems with overheating and jamming, it was still a major killer on the battlefield. The machine gun could fire massive quantities of bullets in just a short amount of time and across a wide area. Unfortunately, the machine gun early on, required teams of men to use it which made the soldiers operating them more exposed to enemy gunfire because they were responsible for reloading and making sure the gun did not malfunction.
I personally follow that believe. World War 1 is famous for various things, one of them being the improvements in technology presented in this war. These new technologies that were used in times of war range from weaponry and heavy artillery, through war vehicles to upgrades in communication between troops. As many people would agree on, the biggest game changer in technology is the machinegun, as this powerful work of art managed to single handedly change the layout of war, and introduced trench warfare as necessary tactic in World War 1. The machine gun would fire out 600 rounds per minute.
How World War 1 affected the development of technology War and conflict tend to accelerate invention and innovation. During the World War 1, there was a significant illustration and application of technical skills regarding warfare technology. Some of the distinct activities recognized include the technical and massive production of weapons and the application of industrialization in exploring large machinery to be used in the war. According to research, the technological trend of applying science in producing weapons started way back during the American civil war where the American strategists and soldiers tested newly manufactured weapons in the events of smaller conflicts. Many analysts liken the military science used in the early days of World War 1 to the 20th-century technology.
Twenty years prior to the war, the first form of anesthesia was used on a patient in order to remove a tumor from their neck. The use of anesthetics was scarce, only until its use skyrocketed during the course of the Civil War. Anesthesia brought new opportunities for medical workers to use on their wounded patients. The Union and Confederate armies both benefited dramatically from the introduction of chloroform: it was non-flammable and allowed surgeons to perform various procedures on soldiers by reducing pain quickly, and
When militarism became a huge deal, it not only meant that every country improved their army and navy, no it also meant the arms race and the government´s attitude. The Government attitude means that many generals had a huge influence on the government of the country, which led to problems, which then turned into long term problems, escalation into the war. This also meant that all the countries were very aggressive, but especially the government of Austria-Hungary and Germany were militaristic. At the time of 1914, the arm force was divided like that, that Germany had about 2,2 million soldiers, Austria-Hungary had about 810,000 Soldier and Russia had about 1,2 million soldiers. When on country improved their army and general armed force, all the other had the idear to grow, causing every country to grow bigger and better.
Due to the industrial revolution production of weaponry lead to the making of machine guns and artillery, this brought new and more devastating injuries. Casualties during World War One were immeasurable, a grand new idea was to bring the causality clearing stations closer to the frontline. Study today say that this was an excellent idea as getting to trauma quickly gave an advantage in saving ones life. Alicia Mary Kelly a war nurse in France. Stationed at No.
He was a volunteer in the war for the Union Army. The medical attention he was treated with was the doctor extracted the bullet out of the wound and bandaged it. When the bullet was extracted they bandaged his wound with a dirty cloth to act as protection for the wound and help it heal faster. This process usually infected the wound because of the unsterilized equipment and the bacteria
The gas mask was a simple invention but for the soldiers, it was miraculous and a ray of hope that they could survive the war. The inventor had seen people suffering due to this deadly weapon and he chose to be a resistor rather than a bystander and he contributed to not only the Canadian war effort but the Allied war effort as a whole. This invention encouraged governments and people all around the world to work towards improving the technology and is used by armed forces around the world today. The second major invention during this time was the development of SONAR(Sound Navigation and Ranging), the code name for which was Asdic. This project was started in 1916 and was completed in 1918.
The nuclear arms race was central to the Cold War and I believe that it is still significant because counties continue spending enormous amounts of money on nuclear weapon development and have disagreements over nuclear weapon testing. Because of the fact that the Cold War was in the 20th century and that the Cold War included world super powers, it was easy to find sources to answer my research question as it was well documented. This made answering my research question easy as well as the
In Frankenstein, such advances were not up to par with what it is today. Back in the day, people would die of the common cold, flu, and other curable diseases. Without science, most humans would not only be dead, but most likely extinct easily due to an epidemic. In the article debating the advancements of science, it says, “The advancement of science has most definitely manipulated the progress of humanity over time, as is evident by the current lengths of people 's lives”. (2) Science has undoubtedly saves the lives of numerous people each year, and its advances are what keeps the human population alive and well.
If they could have men tried and sent back to war without additional expose of infections then could this perhaps make the war continued for a longer period because there would have been more soldiers to battle on the field. They would not suffer from the common diseases that most of them died from and the infections. The advancements could ultimately cause catastrophe or simply help soldiers prevent amputation from common infections. Books addressing the topic In Hospital and Camp : The Civil War Through the Eyes of Its Doctors and Nurses’, Learning from the Wounded: The Civil War and the Rise of American Medical Science (Civil War America), Letters of a civil war surgeon and The encyclopedia of civil war medicine (for reference purposes)
Probably the most important lesson learned is that the media plays a much larger role in war today than in previous wars. The Battle of Mogadishu is undeniably a tactical U.S. victory. The primary objective was achieved and despite being vastly outnumbered the U.S. suffered 18 deaths and 73 wounded, compared to 350 killed and 500 wounded Somalis. Despite this victory the images provided by the media showing U.S. soldiers being dragged through the streets forced the United States to withdraw due to a horrible public opinion of the