Discussion Assignment: New Technology in Battle
World War I was a mechanized war. Each nation used new technology to improve their success on the battlefield, and centered their economies on developing weaponry for battle. This concept of “total war” impacted the entire nation, not just the soldiers on the battlefield.
Conduct research about one of the new types of warfare. Based on your research, discuss how it was made and how it affected the enemy.
Useful links to help you in your research include:
- World War I—Trenches on the Web (An Internet History of the Great War Web site)
- PBS Web site: “The Great War and the Shaping of the Twentieth Century”