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1 Great War A slideshow about Trench Warfare

2 Why Trench warfare Trenches provided the basics of war. They could be sleeping quarters, battlefields, and graveyards. A soldier living there could be infected by many diseases though. Trenches were one of the main reasons the weapon of gas was put to use. They used o to suffocate the soldiers in the enemy’s trench so there was no resistance.

3 Trench Layout

4 Pros and cons Pros: Protection against stationary guns and foot soldiers Easily fortified Holes dug on sides for small dugouts, used to sleep Cons: Lice, rats and other such things were common Life was so bad many committed suicide Artillery was very effective Shellshock developed quickly

5 Historical Importance Trenches made gas an effective weapon. Life was bad and harsh and many feet had to be amputated because of the trench foot aliment. Trenches were the barracks, the battleground, and graveyard; they could be all three.

6 Related EW’s Progressives-Life at home was bad for immigrants, but worse for our soldiers. Where was their support? Executive-The president is the commander in chief of the armed forces. Didn’t give about his soldiers, only about the wars progress. Uncle Sam- Represents our country, and sometimes our soldiers. The mythical man wasn’t there when they needed him most.

7 Pictures From the Trenches The aforementioned trench foot. Look at the legs. The mud is what caused the trench foot. Poor Living conditions.

8 More Pictures from the Trenches Since they didn’t have time for graves, the dead laid where they died

9 Credits w1/frameset.htmhttp://www.activehistory.co.uk/GCSE/w w1/frameset.htm The History Channel and other related TV channels Mr. Wetzel Our history book BBC Map BBC info 2&3


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