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Cloak of Invisibility, 1915

Reported in Scientific American, this Week in World War I: December 18, 1915 The word “camouflage” entered the English language, from the French, in 1917.

December 18, 2015 — Dan Schlenoff

Advanced Gun Technology, 1915

Reported in Scientific American, this Week in World War I: December 4, 1915 The belligerant nations in World War I strained their manufacturing capacity to the utmost to provide the most effective weapons and ammunition for their vast armed forces...

December 4, 2015 — Dan Schlenoff

"Tin Hats" Return, 1915

Reported in Scientific American , this Week in World War I: November 27, 1915 Between the late 1700s and 1915, helmets were worn by soldiers mostly for reasons of aesthetics.

November 27, 2015 — Dan Schlenoff

"Primitive Warfare" in 1915

Reported in Scientific American , this Week in World War I: November 20, 1915 Italy declared war on Austria-Hungary on May 23, 1915. It did not go well.

November 20, 2015 — Dan Schlenoff

The Phonograph Goes to War, 1915

Reported in Scientific American , this Week in World War I: November 6, 1915 Thomas Edison invented the Phonograph in 1877: a handy tabletop device that could play music for a small group of listeners...

November 6, 2015 — Dan Schlenoff

Electronics Fight Submarines, 1915

Reported in Scientific American , this Week in World War I: October 16, 1915 By October 1915 German submarines had sunk about 750,000 tons of merchant shipping.

October 16, 2015 — Dan Schlenoff
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