Military Technology of the First World War

Development, Use and Consequences

Wolfgang Fleischer

Date Published :
April 2017
Publisher :
Pen and Sword
Illustration :
233 b&w images, 38 color images, 56 diagrams/drawings
Format Available    QuantityPrice
Binding. : Hardback
ISBN : 9781473854192
Pages : 256
Dimensions : 9.5 X 10 inches
Stock Status : In stock


Like any war before or since, the First World War formed the catalyst for a wealth of technical inventions with only one goal in mind: to inflict as much damage on the opponent as possible. No one would have dreamed that as a result of these new technologies, the death tolls on all sides would be so high, nor would the physical destruction of the opposition have seemed possible.

In this new work, Wolfgang Fleischer has meticulously documented all the weaponry was used by the Central Powers and their opponents, including machine guns, artillery guns, gas, the first armored combat vehicles, aircraft and submarines.

About The Author

Wolfgang Fleischer is a historian and works at the Bundeswehr Military History Museum, Dresden.


"Extensively illustrated, this is a very efficient review of the use and consequences of technology developed to achieve domination on land, including the part aircraft played in assisting land commanders."

- FIRE Reviews

“Highly recommended.”

- AMPS Indianapolis

“The pictures in the book are incredible. They not only show a large amount of obscure armaments, but also allow us to glimpse the life of a soldier from a hundred years ago. The illustrations of bunkers, guns, and ammo teaches you how the war's nuts and bolts really worked… For those interested in the military technology of the First World War, this book is an instant buy. For those of us who are interested in obscure and sometimes one of a kind weapons this should also be on your shelf.”

- A Wargamers Needful Things

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