World War I was truly the first modern war because of the use of advanced military strategies, chemical weapons, improvements in communications, aviation and other forms of technology. This photo from the National World War I Museum at Liberty Memorial shows soldiers wearing protective gas masks in the trenches. National World War I Museum at Liberty Memorial
World War I was truly the first modern war because of the use of advanced military strategies, chemical weapons, improvements in communications, aviation and other forms of technology. This photo from the National World War I Museum at Liberty Memorial shows soldiers wearing protective gas masks in the trenches. National World War I Museum at Liberty Memorial

Effects of World War I can still be seen 100 years later, experts say at KC museum event

July 27, 2014 4:32 PM