Warfare of the World Wars Essay

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Since the dawn of mankind, we have used tools to assist our daily needs. In no time, simple tools became weapons, and throughout our history we have witnessed the evolution of these tools of destruction. From swords to the bow and arrow, and revolvers to atomic bombs, warfare has been an ever-changing industry. Warfare of the Second World War greatly differs from that of World War One. Within the short twenty-five year time period between wars, we see the greatest developments in organized military history; aircrafts create a whole new role in war, land weapons are perfected, and war strategies are heavily altered as a whole new set of battle ideals are set into play, based around the discovery of a devastating new power. The role of…show more content…
During the short-lived prosperity of the 1920’s, the aviation industry saw great new advances to lead them into World War II. However, it wasn’t until 1941, when U.S.A entered the war that mass production and use of airplanes was noticeable. Planes were now specialized into categories; smaller, sleeker, faster models such as a P-51 Mustang were used as fighter planes to take out enemy planes and boats, while larger, heavier bombers such as the B-29 Superfortress would rain down bombs on enemy territory and flatten cities. Plane warfare served a significant role in the Battle of Britain, when the British RAF`s went head on head with the German Luftwaffe, and eventually forcing them to retreat from England. Aviation was regarded more heavily in WW2. Previous double winged designs were now replaced by aluminum or steel mono-winged fighting machines. Single prop-based machine guns were taken over by numerous larger, 50 calibre artillery guns and missiles within the plane. Stronger radial and jet propelled engines made planes twice as fast as their WWI predecessors, allowing them to influence sea warfare as well. Instead of planes going head to head in aggravated dogfights, in WWII nations put together organized air forces. Through this bombers were inaugurated, culprits of devastating Paris, London, Berlin and ending the war with the final annihilation of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Land weapons were perfected throughout the course of the two wars. In WWI, bolt action
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