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    THE TANK World War One, also known as the Great War, was one of the most devastating wars in history. From 1914-1918 the world was plunged into hell on land, in the air, and on the sea; the globe was caught in a constant battle. WW1 served as an open door to new technological advancements off and on the battlefield. One of these great advancements developed during the war was the tank. The tank was one of the most effective machines in WW1, and in order to establish its significance research will

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    The Sherman and Pershing Tanks Tanks have been around since the beginning of World War I, and throughout time, there have been many changes and improvements to them. The first tank was a British Mark 1 Tank. This tank needed eight people to run it, and weighed 28 tons. The newest tank is the Russian T-14 Armata. To run this tank you only need 3 people, and it weighs 48 tons. As you can tell, there have been huge improvements, but along the way, two tanks played a very important role in American

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    weapons and weapon systems. These newly introduced weapons proved fatal to each other and the causalities stacking up to 17 million deaths and over 20 million wounded. The most fatal weapons during the war was artillery/ naval bombardment/ aircraft, tanks, machine guns, rifles and poison gases. Rifles The British standard rifle was the Lee-Enfield.303, and was fed by a magazine of ten .303 calibre rounds. The bolt action Lee-Enfield was robust, reliable rifle and suited the harsh conditions of trench

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    influential figure in American History for a multitude of reasons. His primary contributions were made through his efforts during World War I and World War II. The thing that makes Patton stand out the most is how well he could command his soldiers and his tank crew. Through the years of George Patton’s life, he spent most of his days making himself a better man as well as a better commander and soldier while fighting for the United States Army. His life spanned sixty years from birth on November 11, 1885

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    Imagine you are in a concrete tank, the tank is twice the length of your body and you are alone, you have never been away from your family and there is no way you can escape the tank without assistance. So you try and cry out as loudly as you can and you bang your body against the concrete tank. Just for the chance that maybe they will let you out, and take you back to your home with your family, they give you food; but yet, they still keep you in this little tank. As the hours tick by, the more

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    most revolutionary technological advancement that was developed during the war was the immensely armored and nearly indestructible tank. The tank became a significant factor which allowed various competitors to destroy each other at a rapid pace with its highly engineered skeletal structure and its ability to increase the armies mobility across the Western Front. The tank underwent continual improvement, and various models were developed such as, ‘Little Willie’ and ‘Big Willie’. Each newly engineered

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    made to better humanity 's future as a whole. The first technology that influenced war was the tank. On September 26th of 1916 the British mark 1 tank saw its first battle, but well before this the Allies began developing vehicles called, armored ‘land ships’ in 1915, but the first tanks didn 't make their way into battle until the following year. They are named due to their resemblance to water tanks, they were first recorded being used in force on during the Battle of

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    10. Americans: MG Fredendall’s verbal orders were often vague and imprecise. (While a quote was an attempt at OPSEC over the phone, it was simply too unorthodox to be considered a proper movement order for an entire brigade sized element. Other examples also exist of Fredendall’s imprecise manner such as: “Go get ‘em at once….Go smash ‘em” and: “Everything is rosy”, the troops “went to town”). These orders allowed for the possibility of misinterpretation and thus confusion of subordinate missions

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    Summary: Trench Warfare

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    Trench Warfare in World War I During World War I, many new tactics and weapons came about. One of the new tactics was trench warfare. It was used the most from 1914-1918. It changed not only the way the war was fought, but the way the soldiers viewed their enemies. There are positives and negatives to every tactic, especially trench warfare. Trench warfare’s effectiveness directly impacted the war. Because it was not extremely effective, it often tired out the soldiers and prolonged the war. Trench

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    the enemy. The land in-between the opposing sides is referred to as “no mans land”, due to its extreme vulnerability to artillery fire from both sides. The efficacy of trench warfare eventually ended as a result of the adoption and invention of the tank. Trenches did grant you somewhat of an advantage since you were able to take cover, in order to dodge incoming artillery fired by the enemy forces. Defensive tactics and mind-sets did however prove to be more successful, since the attacking side had

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    invention of machine guns. The machine gun made it especially easy for defenders to kill large numbers of attacking soldiers. As long as the defenders were protected, the machine guns could rapidly slaughter countless advancing soldiers at once. Sometimes tanks were used that had machine guns mounted to them.This drastically increased the amount of casualties in every war which was an extreme negative influence. Death is never considered a positive, no matter what circumstances.

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    Artillery barrages were also a development of the war used in infantry battle, immerging from their new ability to fire quickly and accurately, artillery could be used to create distractions from the area of attack, so that British infantry, cavalry and tanks could advance at a reduced

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    Science and technology play an important role in a well functioning society. However, they also can distinctly altar war due to the heightened ways of strategizing. The advancements of both science and technology elevated the sophistication of weaponry, in comparison to prior methods of fighting. This ultimately led to an increased number of casualties, new medicinal resources, and more modernistic ways of communicating. Therefore, the new sophistications of both science and technology did in

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    technology or materials required to develop tanks after they were brought out by the enemy so were very slow to produce their own. Instead they stole tanks from the Brits and used them, however because the tanks were not greatly tested they were highly unreliable. The tanks were however a goldmine as they brought back much needed mobility to the Western Front. Machine guns are considered the reason tanks were developed for the war, as they needed tanks to be able to protect themselves from the machine

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    Many historians and writers consider the Canadian victory at Vimy a defining moment for Canada, when the country emerged from under the shadow of Britain and felt capable of greatness. Canadian troops also earned a reputation as formidable, effective troops because of the stunning success. But it was a victory at a terrible cost, with more than 10,000 killed and wounded. The Canadian Corps was ordered to seize Vimy Ridge in April 1917. [Map] Situated in northern France, the heavily-fortified seven-kilometre

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    killing many soldiers when they crossed into “no-man’s land.” The machine gun would fire hundreds of bullets with the pull of the trigger. Another new technology was the tank. The first tank was created in 1815 and was called the British Mark I. They were used to cross the land and get to the enemy. Eventually, the tactics for stopping tanks were

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    John Shaidle Influence

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    Impact: to have a strong effect or influence on someone. I have had many good teachers throughout my years in school, but one stands out above the rest. One who has made an impact on my life. He is Mr. John Schaidle. At the beginning of my 6th grade year, most of my friends were going out for wrestling. I was debating whether to join or not, and they convinced me to do it. It was one of the best decisions I ever made because this is where I first got to know Mr. Schaidle. Throughout the season, he

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    World War 1 was known as the first modern war, it caused many improvements in military strategy and weapon technology. These improvements included trench warfare, machine guns, tanks, and radio communication. Many of these improvements are still used in wars today. World War 1 was one of the most destructive wars of all time. The fighting between the Central Powers and the Allied Forces caused over 16 million casualties. The Central Powers consisted of Germany, Austria-Hungary, Bulgaria, and the

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    In order to analyze and answer the question, we must first understand the context of trench warfare. World War 1 was a time when advanced weapons and technology were invented. Weapons such as machine guns, artillery, tanks, and other long range military weapons were used at the opposing side. To defend against a wide use of artillery and other long range weapons, trench warfare was used by both the allied and central powers. Trench warfare was a very important factor in World War 1, not only because

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    I'm moving gently forward, over the wild and beautiful, unexplored world below me. I'm floating in silence, and breaking it up with the sound of my breath. Above me, there’s nothing but shimmery light, the place where I've come from, and will go back to when I am done here. I'm going deeper past the wrinkled rocks and dark seaweed, toward a deep blueness where a school of silver fish wait. As I swim through the water, bubbles burst from me, wobbling like little jellyfish as they rise. I would have

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