Electricity and World War I

Ways electricity played a pivotal role in the First World War

Nov. 11, 2018, marks the 100-year anniversary of the official end of World War I (WWI). Also known as The Great War and the First World War, WWI remains not only one of the deadliest conflicts in human history, but also one that introduced many “firsts” to modern combat, such as steel helmets, blood banks, and guide dogs. Another first included the introduction of rapidly evolving electrical technology, which was used to power or enhance everything from warplanes and submarines to cars, trucks, and ambulances. Click through this photo gallery to see how electricity played a pivotal role in the First World War.

 

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