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Trench Warfare and Weapons of World War I James Olson
► Form a fighting in lines ► Trenches are dug out ► Machine guns- weapons of choice ► Sandbags were used
The Trench ► 12 feet deep ► Zigzagging ► Around Western Europe ► Miles of them
Trenches ► Disadvantages ► Insects ► Rodents ► Flooding ► Trench foot ► Trapped gas ► Advantages ► Easy to defend ► No man’s land ► Protection from Grenades
No Man’s Land A barren expanse of mud pockmarked with shell crates and filled with barb wire
Defending the Trench ► Used Sandbags ► Barb wire- stop foot invasion ► Dirt as a barrier ► Deeper= Better
Trench is Home ► Not in the open field ► Gave Protection
Trench Weapons ► Machine guns ► Gas ► Tanks ► Trench knife ► Grenades
Trench Men ► Wore helmets ► Gas masks ► Carried machine guns
What Country’s Helmet?
Tanks ► Top speed of 4 miles per hour
Airplanes Roles ► First war with airplanes deployed in a large scale ► Bombed with airplanes ► Machine guns in airplanes
Game Time! ► List benefits of a trench ► List disadvantages of a trench ► List parts of a trench
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