The first flamethrower in WWI (1916-2016)

As we celebrate the 100th anniversary of WWI, there was this TV special, on the History Channel that historians and archaeologists discovered. “Breathing Fire: Secret Weapon of the Somme”, was the title of that TV special. As it showed what we never believed before.
In one of the most historic battles in WWI, that happened in 1916, many soldiers tried to face the Germany army on the other side of the trenches, but never did. In one part of it, at the far end down below, some of them made it through with a secret weapon.

By digging a tunnel, deep down below the trenches, like “Beneath Hill 60” before “The Great Escape”, they dug a very long way underground. By digging straight ahead, they made three paths. One of them had the secret weapon. And that secret weapon, was the first flamethrower ever to be built in weaponry and WWI history.

By building it with gas tanks, lots of pipework, flammable liquids, and a hose with a flame under the ground, they used this to scorch the Germans. So by the time the next battle was on, they activated this from underground by seven members. And flames came whooshing far, scorching the Germans one by one.

On “Breathing Fire: Secret Weapon of the Somme”, they were at the site, looking for the tunnels and evidence to this. And after a long time excavating, they found what they were looking for. Finally, they did a demonstration of that first flamethrower in 2016. And it was like, whoa!!

Since for what happened in WWI in the Battle of the Somme, they did more and more flamethrowers. From the trenches of WWI, to soldiers using it at that time, WWII and the Vietnam War, this had been the most powerful weapon ever used. As long as you don’t explode with it on Dieppe and Omaha Beach.

As this shall be remembered in WWI history, this very first flamethrower ever invented, can be still powerful since 1916. And it can scorch any victim there is.

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