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Yr 10 Metal Technology students - War of the Machines

Phil Pyman —

In remembrance and recognition of the 100 year anniversary of the armistice.

The First World War was the first true example of technological warfare, the days of horse, sword and choreographed set pieces were officially replaced with mayhem and carnage by machine gun, tank and plane.  The western front froze in a stalemate and neither side could break the saturation of shells and flame throwers or mile after mile of barbed wire; new and even more technical devices of mass destruction were developed.

Supplied with nothing but off cuts, nuts, bolts and scrap, the Year 10 Metal class created a selection of artefacts that summed up the essence of the period and the machines that marked their place in history and their contribution to the future of warfare.