Biological Weapons In The First World War

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In the course of WWI Germans were the first to introduce flamethrowers, a mechanical incendiary device designed to project a long and controllable stream of fire, and use them. Their jets of fire could reach as far as 130 feet, but was very expensive when it came to fuel! The First World War, also known as the Great War, was a global war that was centered in Europe. This war lasted from July 28, 1914 to November 11, 1918. The combatants were the U.S, Belgium, Austria-Hungary, Thailand, Germany, Russia, Italy, France, Japan, Serbia, and the British Empire. The most interesting part of the First World War was the weapons used by both sides.

The most interesting part of the World War was the weapons that were used by both sides as well as the new seen weapons. During the war, Germany first started using biological weapons against the allied teams causing unknow deaths and casualties. A website states, “The Germans used mustard gas for the first time in 1917… eventually you would see red spots forming on your skin that quickly turned into painful blisters… rendering troops incapacitated,” (Howstuffworks 1). This quote explains how Germans were the first to use biological weapons during the First World War and the specific toxin they used, mustard gas, caused a great deal of pain and death. This helps prove my thesis because it shows that during WWI, biological warfare was used and was very new to the other
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Biological warfare is the use of bacteria or viruses on a bomb or piece of artillery to bomb the enemy team. This most of the time caused severe casualties ranging from small red sores to big red swellings that ultimately led to death. Though we have learned to defend and take action against biological warfare, is it really a way to fight in war with all of the damage it does not only to people but to all around

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