WWI Veteran Assists Two Civil War Veterans In 1922 …Advancements Seen During These Men’s Lifetimes…

The War Brought Military Advances and Care for Veterans

  • The first machine guns
  • Submarines
  • ID tags
  • Land mines
  • Ironclad ships
  • Trench warfare
  • Soldiers’ Homes that later became the Veterans Administration (www.aarp.org)

The War Brought Technological and Everyday Advances

  • 15,000 miles of new telegraph lines, which reached the West Coast
  • Mass production of canned food
  • Battlefield photography
  • Transcontinental Railroad
  • Can openers
  • Home-delivered mail
  • Premade clothing in sizes small, medium and large
  • Differently shaped left and right shoes

Photo from Reddit, info from http://www.ycp.edu/offices-and-services/advancement/communications/york-college-magazine/fall-2012/understanding-civil-war-legacy/

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