Standard weapon in WW1. Lightweight and could be carried easily. Range of up to 600 metres. Very accurate. Good soldiers could fire up to 15 shots a minute.
Used a lot on battlefields of WW1. Black, and quite heavy. Same range as rifles. Hard to set up. Around 600 shots per minute.
Used by both sides to attack machine guns. Would attack the lungs and cause a coughing fit. Poor range. If the wind changed it would blow back to the attackers.
Guns that fired large bullets or shells over long distances. Some fired up to 75 miles.
Bullet proof and could travel over rough terrain. Fire large bullets over long distances.
Small handheld bombs could be thrown at enemy. Range only as far as a man can throw. Could kill anyone near explosion.
Fighting in WW1 - Deaths
Reasons for the large amount of death in WW1
Leaving a trench at any point during the war was dangerous as men were exposed to enemy fire. Land between the trenches was open and easy to cross quickly leading to many attacks and many deaths.
Machine guns were very deadly as they could fire bullets very fast. Walking in the line of fire would be a suicidal decisions, and machine guns were very deadly.
Trenches could flood easily, which led to drowning. Rats spread diseases, and trenches would often collapse, killing those inside, making them deadly.