3What was Trench Warfare Trench Warfare started to appear in late 1914 on the western front.The Trenches ran from the Belgium to the Swiss boarder.Trench warfare was the home for millions of soldiers during the war.
4The TrenchesThe Trenches were deep enough for a man could stand up most of the time.The front of the Trenches were guarded by barbed wire.If not the soldiers had to crouch.The Trenches were set up parallel to each other one for each opposing side.The land between the two trenches was referred to as “No mans land”.There Were second and third defense lines one used for defense and the other for communications.
19Effects Of Trench Warfare Living in the Trenches was not a very sanitary.The troops slept in hole on the side of the trenches called “Dug outs”.Dug outs were often unstable to live in and troops slept on wood often getting splinters.The troops also were wet almost all day everyday.Trench Foot was the result of being in a wet environment all day everyday.
20Death and Disease in the Trenches Inspecting the troops and Splat the Rat
25"If you have never had trench foot described to you, I will explain "If you have never had trench foot described to you, I will explain. Your feet swell to two to three times their normal size and go completely dead. You can stick a bayonet into them and not feel a thing. If you are lucky enough not to lose your feet and the swelling starts to go down, it is then that the most indescribable agony begins." (Harry Robert).