As outbreak of the war was occurring, people started to realise that it was very difficult to shoot a aircraft out of the sky with just a rifle; in response, creating anti-aircraft. The first were produced by Germans in 1909 before the war even began. Few were made considering the cost to make them was so expensive making it so they had little going into the war. In Britain an Anti-Aircraft Brigade was formed by the Royal Marine Artillery, in which many were created such as the Vickers naval gun
Henri and Maurice Farman
Henri and Maurice Farman started an aviation company in Boulogne-sur-Seine. This is signifcant to the war because planes played a huge role and these were the first ones created and used. Their two planes were the MF-7 and MF-11 in which were widely used by the Allied forces at the beginning of the war. Image: http://acepilots.com/airplanes/era/1910/maurice-farman-mf7/
At the Eve of World War one, every navy acquired a submarine however these crafts were small and were questioned of military value. The most compelling exception to the concept of coastal activity was the German Deutschland class of merchant U-boats. These submarines served in a combat role during the latter stages of the war making them significant to the navy and World War One.
During World War one, chlorine gas became very popular in usage. This powerful gas was come by, by the German army to be used against the French. However, French were the first to be recorded of gas usage in the August of 1914. The gas they used was not as deathly as chlorine gas but it acted as an irritant which still worked to their advantage. Seeming as gas masks were not invented yet, soldiers would urinate onto a cloth and put it to their air passages to recover-discovered by Canadians.
In 1915, Fritz Rausenberger had successfully mated several modified naval gun designs with railroad mountings to develop the first in a series of long-range railroad guns. This is significant to WW1 because these were deloyed as part of the enormous artillery forces (over 1,220 guns) arrayed against Verdun. On February 21, 1916 these weapons broadcasted to the German Offensive.