World War 1

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World War 1

Life in the TrenchesIt is said that these armies were stationed in these holes for about four years of the war. So it is obvious that these men faced many physical diffculties, emotinal difficuties, and even death. It was also very dirty and miserable to be stationed in these trenches. A big problem in the trenches was that many of the soldiers did not get a lot of sleep. This was due to the fact that soldiers were woken up to fight or to do work. There was time for rest thought. During this time soldiers played cards, talked, or wrote letters.

World War 1:Down in the Trenches

How Trenches Were StartedIn the beginning weeks of the war, it was thought practical to fight the war on the fields. By late October it was unbearable. The idea of head to head combat was forgotten almost.Both sides of the war had to dig deep into the ground for protection from heavy enemy firepower.

By: Justin Rosario

Above is look at how soldiers had to be on guard in the trenches just incase of an attack.

No Mans Land During WW1, there was a seperation between armies called "No Mans Land". This land belonged to neither side of the war and it lied right in the middle. It is said that this was possibly the only place where it wasn't hostile, but troops would cross this land to attack opposing men. Here is where many wounded men, dead men, drowning bodies, and huge holes from shells lied.

Trench FootTrench foot was a really serious infection of the foot that arose from being in these trenches. It came from heavy pressure on the foot, the cold, and the wet/muddy terrain as seen above. This infection caused many soldiers on the Allies side to die, (roughly 75 British and 2000 Americans). To prevent from getting this disease, they had to improve the footwear, protect themselves from the moisture, and the men had to improve the condition and envirnoment of the trench. These things actually worked out to be succesful in protecting oneself from this deadly infection.

Citations1. Ellis, J. (1989). Eye-deep in hell: Trench warfare in World War I. JHU Press.2. Atenstaedt, R. L. (2006). Trench foot: the medical response in the first World War 1914–18. Wilderness & environmental medicine, 17(4), 282-289.3.Leed, E. J. (1981). No man's land: combat and identity in world war 1. CUP Archive.


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