If you had a time machine what knowledge would you take back to WW1?

#1
Just for a bit of fun and in the very unlikely event a time machine took you back to the start of WW1 what 1 piece of technological knowledge would you take with you which would shorten the length of the war?

Personally I would take back some ideas for better armoured vehicle design - and naturally that would lead onto tank/ infantry co-operation tactics during naafi break card games!
 

ugly

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#4
Body armour Archduke size!

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#5
The location of a certain A. Hitler and of the need to defeat the German Army on home soil.

I'd also drop the odd hint about how handing Qingdao to the Japs would only encourage them and so probably wouldn't be a good idea.
 

Brotherton Lad

LE
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#6
The ability to cut the German railway line that took Lenin back to Russia.
 

TheIronDuke

ADC
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#8
E's. It would all be over around dawn in a field in Essex.
 
#9
I'd simply just befriend Adolph, gain his trust and end up annihilating some gypsies.

The lead thieving, new conservatory roof wrecking, pikey cnuts.
 
#11
E's. It would all be over around dawn in a field in Essex.
Invented in 1912 by the German, Anton Koellisch, and used by German troops in WW1 (allegedly) to suppress the appetite. It may have made them a bit too pally, though.
 
#13
I would use the time machine to go forward and nick the starship enterprise, that would sort the red barron out good and proper.
 
#14
Kevlar “Swagger Sticks “ to give a little more protection to Subalterns as they led their troops over the top towards the Boche trenches .
 
#15
Just for a bit of fun and in the very unlikely event a time machine took you back to the start of WW1 what 1 piece of technological knowledge would you take with you which would shorten the length of the war?

Personally I would take back some ideas for better armoured vehicle design - and naturally that would lead onto tank/ infantry co-operation tactics during naafi break card games!
I would tell them not to bother going to the 1992 f.a. cup final.
 

udipur

LE
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#16
That Lloyd George would be the last Welshman near the levers of power, that you still can see the future Queen's norks and that we were going to consign hundreds of thousands of bored soldiers to lives of giros and banana beer.

Naturally I would be thought of as the typical bulshitting private but then I would start talking up GPMG, Chobham and APDS technology. See ya, Fritz.
 
#17
Plans for the Sten gun, AK47, Hawker Hart & Hurricane, a WW2 aircraft carrier, the Swordfish, T34, PAK44, 25Pdr, BedfordRL, Penicillin (all within technological reach in short order) Radar, computer technology, nuclear weapon technology (longer term) , and a pre signed death warrant for the following:
Hitler, Lenin, Trotsky, Stalin, Lloyd George, Ghandi, Himmler, Tojo, Yamamoto, Mussolini, Goering.

And the address of Kylie Minogue's Great Granny.
 
#18
It wouldnt shorten the war but i would put an accumulator bet on somwhere for all the FA cup fianls to 2012.
 
#20
The timing of an appropriate moment for my great-granddad to duck.
 

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