Presentation on theme: "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."— Presentation transcript:
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?
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
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
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