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Unusual weapons of the First World. Photo

Необычное оружие времен Первой Мировой. ФотоPeople have always been resourceful.

Industrialization had a significant impact on the course of the First world war. Invented killing machines gave rise to new defenses that, in turn, stimulated the further development of deadly technology.

This article is an interesting overview of the weapons of the First world war, as well as protection from it.

Austrian armored train in Galicia (a historical region in Eastern Europe), 1915. Served to safely move weapons and personnel through hostile territory. (Photo National Archives):

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Inside the train, chaplyne, Dnipropetrovsk oblast, Ukraine, spring of 1918. Here was placed at least 9 heavy machine guns with ammunition. (Photo By Southern Methodist University | Central University Libraries | DeGolyer Library):

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Left radio, right — the electricity generator for it, we had to pedal like on a Bicycle. 1917. (Photo by National Archive | Official German Photograph of WWI):

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The attack on the Ball in France, 1917. One can see two tanks during the First world war. (Photo from the National Library of Scotland):

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Soldiers on motorcycle Harley-Davidson, 1918. (Photo by San Diego Air and Space Museum):

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British medium tanks Mk A «Whippet» («the Whippet», eng. «Greyhound») during the First world war with a machine gun. Right killed the soldiers. (Photo National Library of New Zealand):

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38-cm gun SK L/45 «Max Langer». German soldiers prepare shells, 1918. (Photo by National Archive | Official German Photograph of WWI):

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German soldiers in gas masks and protective helmets. (Photo By Brett Butterworth):

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A masterpiece of camouflage observation post in a tree view. Also see the article «the Art of camouflage-spot the sniper». (Photo Australian official photographs | State Library of New South Wales):

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Turkish soldiers with heliographs — optical Telegraph, 1917. This device for transmitting information at a distance by means of light flashes. (Photo Library of Congress):

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Experimental car «Ambulance». Designed to protect the injured during their transportation from the battlefield, 1915. (Photo Library of Congress):

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German excavator for digging trenches, January 8, 1918. (Photo by San Diego Air and Space Museum Archive):

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A field telephone. One says the two are the coil wires. (Photo National Archives):

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Weapons of the First world war German A7V heavy tank. In a literal translation from German is called «Assault armored vehicle». Released in 1917-1918 a small series of 20 cars. (Photo By National Archives | Official German Photograph):

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Sniper. Zakamuflirovanie was under a dead horse. (Photo By U.S. Army Signal Corps | Brett Butterworth):

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The shop, which produces parts for military equipment. Only women work. Detroit, Michigan, 1918. (Photo by U.S. Army Signal Corps | Library of Congress):

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Abandoned, wrecked tanks on the battlefield, Belgium, 1918. (Photo by James Francis Hurley | State Library of New South Wales):

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German soldiers near a British heavy tank Mark IV. (Photo Deutsches Bundesarchiv):

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People in masks in Mesopotamia in 1918. (Photo Bibliotheque nationale de France):

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Weapons of the First world war — the first serial light tank Renault FT-17. One of the most successful tanks of the First world war. Adopted by the French army in 1917. Released about 3500 copies. (Photo NARA):

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Innovative costume German pilot with electric heating, a mask, a vest and fur boots. (Photo By National Archives | Official German Photograph):

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British tank Mark I. (Photo National Library of Scotland):

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Turkish artillery in 1917, with the German 105 mm howitzer M98/09. (Photo Library of Congress):

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The Irish in gas masks, 1916. (Photo By Nationaal Archief):

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Weapons of the First world war — American gasoline-electric tank Holt. It was the first real tank, designed and built in the United States. (Photo by AP Photo):

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Telegraph. Paris, France, 1918. (Photo By U.S. Army Signal Corps):

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German officers and an armored car, Ukraine, spring 1918. (Photo By Southern Methodist University | Central University Libraries | DeGolyer Library):

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English reconnaissance plane R. E. 8 used as bombers during the First world war. In the picture you can see the moment when it is attached incendiary bombs. (Photo Australian War Memorial):

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A machine gun crew, 1918. Each crew consists of two men on a motorcycle with a sidecar — driver and gunner-shooter. (Photo from the National Library of Scotland):

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New Zealand soldiers and the tank «Jumping Jennie» (Jumping Jennie) in a trench. (Photo by Henry Armytage Sanders | National Library of New Zealand):

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Chemical weapons. German soldiers preparing to launch missiles with gas. (Photo by National Archive | Official German Photograph of WWI):

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A trench with barbed wire. Barbed wire could appear only with the development of industry and the massive adoption of various mechanical machines of the drawing, i.e. when it became possible to mass-produce the wire at all. In the wars of the late XIX — early XX century barbed wire began to find increasing application. (Photo Bibliotheque nationale de France):

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Photographers, thanks to which we can now see interesting pictures of those years. France, 1917. (Photo U.S. National Archives | Harry Kidd):

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Weapons of the First world war — a huge Italian howitzer. (Photo by National Archive | Official German Photograph of WWI):

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British heavy tank Mark IV. In all there were 1015 tanks Mk IV. (Photo Nicolas Joseph Gustave Crouvezier | CC BY SA Archives municipales de Nancy):

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Acoustic locator. Large tube amplified distant sounds and transmitting them to the headphones. By 1940, with the development of radar, acoustic locators stepped aside. (Photo National Archives)/

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