"Top Ten Innovations of World War I" Lecture at Barrington Hall
Technology during World War I (1914–1918) reflected a trend toward industrialism and the application of mass-production methods to weapons and to the technology of warfare in general. This trend began at least fifty years prior to World War I during the American Civil War of 1861–1865, and continued through many smaller conflicts in which soldiers and strategists tested new weapons.
World War I weapons included types standardized and improved over the preceding period, together with some newly developed types using innovative technology and a number of improvised weapons used in trench warfare. Military technology of the time included important innovations in machine guns, grenades, and artillery, along with essentially new weapons such as submarines, poison gas, warplanes and tanks.
The "Top Innovations of World War I" lecture is part of Barrington Hall's popular Wednesday Evening Lecture series. The lecture is from 7:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. on Wednesday, January 8, 2020 and will held in the barn activity room of Barrington Hall. The doors open at 6:30 p.m. The suggested admission is $5.00. Advance reservations are not required but are appreciated. Barrington Hall is located at 535 Barrington Dr. in Roswell, GA 30075. Call 770-640-3855 to ask questions or reserve your seat.