Military technology during World War IMilitary technology during World War I
, which began in August 1914
, reflected a general trend to industrialism
and the application of mass production
techniques to killing. This trend had begun as far back as the U.S. Civil War
fifty years earlier, and been marked by many smaller conflicts in which the new weapons were tested.
It should have a comprehensive overview of military equipment and some 'glue' material on the tactics by which they were applied. It should not focus on technological escalation but rather on the exact specifications, problems, manufacturers, etc. of the weapons.