The Flamethrower: The First World War

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The flamethrower was created in 1911 by the germans. There were previous flamethrowers in the past used by the chinese but wasn't as advanced as the more modern flamethrowers.” Unlike grenades, flamethrowers could “neutralize” (i.e. burn alive) enemy soldiers in these confined spaces without inflicting structural damage.” These flamethrowers were used to clear out large spaces in the trenches and chain deaths. The fires would spread quickly and incapacitate and kill the enemy. This would cause confusion in the ranks and disrupt the organization of troops. The effectiveness of this technology or weapon was shown and more frequently used in the war. The uses of the flamethrower were simple. To shoot the fire out and to set fire to an object
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