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Trench Warfare.   Trench warfare is a form of field fortification, consisting of parallel rows of trenches which are usually about 6-8 feet deep and.

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1 Trench Warfare

2   Trench warfare is a form of field fortification, consisting of parallel rows of trenches which are usually about 6-8 feet deep and 4-6 feet wide. They were well- protected and defensive for the soldiers in WWI. What is a Trench Warfare?

3   Trench warfare developed due to the failure of the Schlieffen, the chief of the German general staff.  He devised a plan to invade France through neutral Belgium and catching them off-guard. Introduction to Trench Warfare

4  Front Line Trench Cross Section

5   Many soldiers stayed in trenches for protection.  Over 200,000 men died in the trenches  Soldiers in the front line trenches had to deal with the smell of dead bodies, rats and keeping dry. Life in Trench Warfare

6   Constant death (mostly killed in the battle but some died from disease and infections)  Trench foot was caused from the wet weather and muddy grounds in autumn.  The soldiers suffered with thriving rats and lice during spring and summer months. Conditions in Trench Warfare

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