Pioneers in WW1 were driven to innovate and find new solutions. In medicine, Doctors and nurses vastly increased our understanding and use of x-rays, blood transfusions, and reconstructive surgery.

And if you’ve ever used a teabag or worn a wristwatch, you can thank the necessity during the war for making them commonplace items.

Everyday items that came out of WW1

There are many products that we use on a daily basis and don’t even think about where they originated and how they came to be a part of everyday life. The First World War was a time of great innovation – and not just in military terms. Products that owe their development to the war include items such as tea bags, wristwatches, zips and tissues.

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