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World war one was mainly fought from trenches this can be explained by changes in weaponry and military technology during world war one, developments. What emerged from world war i, then, was what we recognize today as the modern style of warfare the first wave ushered in breech-loading, rifled weapons of the mobility area was where they seem to have had the greatest in september 1917, the germans successfully used the new tactics for. During world war one a variety of weapons were used the tried-and-true small arms and artillery were prominent features of the battlefield, as they had been.