No one person invented the tanks used during World War I. The design was modified from those drawn up during the 18th century.Continue Reading
Designs for the tank date back to the late 1700s. Richard Edgeworth came up with the design, although it really didn't take off until the development of the internal combustion engine in 1885. At that time, a tractor with a tank design was built that was capable of maneuvering across rough, muddy terrain.
The tank was not developed until 1899. At the time, it was called a motor-war car. It had an engine developed by Daimler, a bulletproof casing, and two revolving machine guns mounted on the body. This design was reinvented several times before it became the tank used during World War I.Learn more about Inventions
Thirty-two countries were involved in World War I. The United States, Russia, Italy, Britain and France were the core of the Allied Forces, and they fought against a group of countries known as the Central Powers, which included Austria-Hungary, Bulgaria, Germany and the Ottoman Empire.Full Answer >
Great Britain, France, the United States and Russia made up the Allies that were victorious in World War I. The opposing forces of Germany and Austria-Hungary were referred to as the Central Powers. Italy had joined the triple alliance, but stepped back when Austria-Hungary broke the terms of the alliance.Full Answer >
Charles Sturt University lists three major turning points in World War I. One was when the United States entered the war in 1917. The second was when Russia left the war in 1917 and the final turning point listed involves Ludendorff's final offensive in 1918.Full Answer >
An estimated 200,000 people died in the trenches of the Western Front during World War I. The deaths occurred for many different reasons in addition to the actual war, including lack of sanitation.Full Answer >