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Picture of the Day: October 10

Posted By HistoryNet Staff On 6/12/2006 @ 8:02 pm In Picture of the Day | No Comments


Weapons designers and engineers created a host of experimental weapons as they sought to deal with the new perils of the world?s first Industrial Age war — World War I.

As one response to the U-boat threat during World War I, in April 1917 the U.S. Naval Training Station at Newport, R.I., experimented with kapok-filled mattresses that could double as life preservers if sailors had to abandon ship.

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