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Report: The Western Front
During November 1914 the British and Germans began fighting between the lines of trenches stretching from the Belgian coast to Swiss border. They were built after the Germans were pushed back by British forces after an attack on France (The Schlieffen Plan) failed. This land became known as the Western Front and it remained this way until 1918.
New technology was a big part of the First World War and the Western Front as it was used there for four years. It also changed the way countries fought during battles.
Such things as gas and planes were developed and used for the first time during the war to hold back enemy forces, attack or simply retrieve information on the enemy’s bunkers and camps.
Gas was a major improvement compared to normal weapons and was used to gas out enemies to make them come out of their bunker or trench, when that was done all that was left to do was shoot down all the Germans choking on gas. Other new technology such as artillery was used to hold back enemy forces or to provide covering fire for the British to run across to enemy trenches. Also, aircraft was used for reconnaissance (getting information) but were also equipped with machine guns as ‘dogfights’ would take place in the air.
Trenches were built to protect soldiers from bullets and made into a safe area for soldiers to help each other and have