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1 Trench Warfare and Weapons of World War I James Olson

2 Trench Warfare

3 ► Form a fighting in lines ► Trenches are dug out ► Machine guns- weapons of choice ► Sandbags were used

4 The Trench ► 12 feet deep ► Zigzagging ► Around Western Europe ► Miles of them

5 Trenches ► Disadvantages ► Insects ► Rodents ► Flooding ► Trench foot ► Trapped gas ► Advantages ► Easy to defend ► No man’s land ► Protection from Grenades

6 No Man’s Land A barren expanse of mud pockmarked with shell crates and filled with barb wire

7 Defending the Trench ► Used Sandbags ► Barb wire- stop foot invasion ► Dirt as a barrier ► Deeper= Better

8 Trench is Home ► Not in the open field ► Gave Protection

9 Trench Weapons ► Machine guns ► Gas ► Tanks ► Trench knife ► Grenades

10 Trench Men ► Wore helmets ► Gas masks ► Carried machine guns

11 What Country’s Helmet?

12 Tanks ► Top speed of 4 miles per hour

13 Airplanes

14 Airplanes Roles ► First war with airplanes deployed in a large scale ► Bombed with airplanes ► Machine guns in airplanes

15 Germany Battleship

16 Game Time! ► List benefits of a trench ► List disadvantages of a trench ► List parts of a trench

17 Sources ► chlife.htm chlife.htm chlife.htm ► warfare-in-wwi warfare-in-wwi warfare-in-wwi ► trench.htm trench.htm trench.htm ► rld_War_1_Trench_Warfare rld_War_1_Trench_Warfare rld_War_1_Trench_Warfare ► History Book


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