With the introduction of tanks in 1916, warfare in its whole changed. Trench warfare was no longer an efficient option as tanks could transport more men and protect them at the same time than the long endless days of previous warfare.
Used first by German troops the flamethrower could wipe out and burn enemies during acts such as trench warfare.
Poison gas was a chlorine chlorine compound. With out gas masks inhaling the gas could prove deadly. Throwing these in the enemies trenches proved a effective way to kill.
While crippling and destroying enemy submarines, Depth charges added a new ‘depth’ to aquatic warfare. With high explosives and a fuse the depth and zone in which the chargers could be detonated was deadly to all submarines.
In 1898 a referendum was held which passed every state except NSW. A second referendum was held in 1899 after it was realised that the support of NSW was essential. This resulted in a yes majority by all participating colonies.
Aircraft carriers were a key asset in war. With the capabilities to hold dozens of planes and launch them form the water, aircraft carriers decided the fate of war.
Troops could now be supported from the air, as the tactical support now changed the war. During the closing years of the war air support was more effective as bombing runs and observations proved key in taking out enemy assets.
One of the most iconic images of the war the steel helmet introduced better protecting and safety for troops. Made from only steel this simple but effective helmet could be the choice of either life or death when shot in the head, even though the helmet provided protection.
With the introduction of new aircraft support, Anti-aircraft was one of the best ways to combat the growing air force. From heavy shells to early model machine guns used in Germany, Anti- Aircraft guns were set up on many boarders during the campaign of the Germans and British.
With tunneling becoming a viable option to battle trench warfare, the geophone was used to hear enemy troops tunneling under trenches. Enemy's tunneling under trenches could cause trenches collapsing or surprise attacks.