New York State Archives, NYSA_A0412-78_B03_F16_Soldier_Cannon
World War I soldier stands next to a cannon, c. 1917.
What new types of modern cannons were used in the 20th century?
Why were cannons and other artillery an important tactic for winning battles?
Why do you think this soldier is taking a photograph next to a cannon? What might his job be?
Why were cannons and other artillery more deadly than guns?
In what previous wars had cannons been used?
Create a visual of the types of artillery used in World War I. The visual must include pictures, captions and descriptions of each type.
Math: If 4,272,500 American troops were mobilized and 117,000 were killed, what is the % of casualties?
Gudmundsson, Bruce I. On Artillery. Greenwood Publishing Group: Connecticut,1993.
Manucy, Albert (1994). Artillery Through the Ages: A Short Illustrated History of Cannon, Emphasizing Types Used in America. Diane publishing: Washington, D.C., 1985.