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Change In Conditions On The Western Front Between 1914 And 1918?

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The amount of change in the conditions on the Western Front was minor compared to the amount of continuity. The Industrial Revolution along with mass production may have led these changes in the technology of warfare to take place. Throughout the war, it had been incredibly difficult to attack the enemy without having a substantial number of casualties from your own side. This was made no easier with the cutting-edge inventions that had been introduced later on in the war. These modifications were made on bolt-action infantry rifles, machine guns, rifled artillery, and also zigzag trenches as oppose to straight line ones. As a result of these technological advances, new tactics were put into ...view middle of the document...

Although tanks weren’t as successful as expected at first, they were the first of their kind. These were war machines built to cause as much damage as possible whilst keeping people inside protected. The first tanks were seen more as an opening for new, upgraded tanks to be constructed. Even though they were unreliable to begin with, they would have provided people inside with confidence and a protected feeling. The monstrosity of the tank would have petrified those opposing it. Although short term they were satisfactory, they were a long term sign of sophistication in mechanized warfare. Germans first used poison gas in the war in April 1915 at the Second Battle of Ypres in Belgium. The first type of gas used was chlorine gas which caused a burning feeling in the throat and also pain in the chest. At first, gas would have terrified soldiers as they never would have encountered anything similar to it. This gave the Germans a psychological advantage over their opposition. Even when soldiers were given the addition of a gas mask, there would still have been fright amongst them as they hurried to put them on. A long term effect of the introduction of gas was that it led to new gases being made, such as mustard gas and phosgene gas which were much more harmful. These were long term effects of gas that worsened the conditions.
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