5 The Civil War Tactics1. A lot of soldiers charging the enemy who is behind a “fixed” position2. Muskets took minutes to loadMuskets were very inaccurate(5 football fields: beginning; 1 by end)
6 WW I Tactics1. A lot of soldiers charging the enemy who is in a trench2. The repeating rifle made shooting faster3. The machine gun made shooting even faster than that4. Artillery was believed to be able win the war
7 SOME NUMBERS1. 90% of soldiers that were killed were killed by machine guns2. 1 man in a trench with a repeating rifle = 10 men outside the trench3. U.S. loses 50,000 in 6 months of fighting in WWI4. U.S. loses 50,000 in 7 YEARS of fighting in Vietnam
8 FIRST USED: April 22, 1915 First Battle of Ypres (chlorine gas) Chemical WarfareFIRST USED: April 22, 1915First Battle of Ypres(chlorine gas)
9 CHRONOLOGYTo break the stalemate, the Germans use chlorine gas at the battle of Ypres1915--The British try to retaliate, but the wind blows the gas back in their direction
10 End ResultsDefensive Weapons made the war last longer: harder to push through the enemy (Stalemate!)Weapon technology had improved, the tactics did notThe horrors of this war will make many people afraid to get involved in another “quick and easy” war again (WW II)
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