ENGINEERS IN THE GREAT WAREdit
The Engineer Corps of the Great War were the backbone of every fighting army. They maintained communication and signaling equipment as well as field guns and heavy artillery. Engineers also worked with land surveying and topography to identify enemy positons. They erected or breached fortifications, and they knew best how to handle poisonous gas, barbed wire, or high explosives.
Later in the war they repaired and maintained mechanized divisons. Early tanks were fragile and broke down easily, and without the expertise of the engineers, those machines would become easy prey for the enemy.