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Monday, December 10, 2007

Sam Doten: Essay Question

What was, in your opinion, the greatest technological advancement of World War One?
Why do you believe it was so significant?
Use specific examples to support your answer.

9 comments:

Laura said...

I think machine guns were the greatest improvement because they were very fast, firing up to 600 bullets a minute. They were a great advancement to the war. (But then again, they also killed more men!)


(P.s how did you post your question, I can't figure out how!)

Amy said...

Laura, log in and then clik post at the top of the screen.

I agree with Lara that machine guns were the greatest improvement. They made it alot easier to defend yourself. You could do the shooting of many men with normal guns all by yourself. They were a great thing for the soildiers.
(Although...they probaly didn't seem like such a great thing if you were on the recieving end of the attack!)

Sam D said...

Laura, what you do is at the bottom of the main page, click home. Then, on your home page, click on new post in the bottom left corner of the skinny box on top. A form will come up and what you do is you just title it write your question. Then click on PUBLISH.

P.S. use an example to receive full credit

Laura said...

An example? Well, when the men came out of the trenches with normal guns, the other side would just pivot the machine gun side to side, and row by row, it would shoot down all the the men even before climbing out of the trench and getting 5 yards. It was a lot faster than using just regular guns.

Laura said...

I know what box your talking about but I don't have that "post" button there. Do I need to add Mrs. Link's blog on there?

Quincy said...

I definetely agree with Laura and Amy on this. In previous wars they did not have machine guns and soldiers did not really know how to fight against them.

(P.S. When I tried to post it turned out so little you can barely read it. Help!)

mary s. said...

Just like everyone else, I believe that machine guns were the greates improvement. I think this becase they could kill many times more the people then the other guns. I also believe that tanks were a big improvement, but they were not very reliable!

Kari Grundmeier said...

again with the agreeing thing.. and the machine guns... but they were fast and more efficient on the fighting side of it. They fire fast and they kill more men... but they are heavy and hard to carry so they are left most of the time.. i also think that gas was a great improvement...(was it created for the war or before it?) Gas killed many people though most had masks... but those were still bad for them...(the masks i mean)

Krista said...

Yeah definatly the machine guns. they were a lot more destructive, because they were faster then just rifels. they could get kill men before they were even completly out of the trenches

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