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So what was life actually like for the men serving tours of duty in the line, be they front line, support or reserve trenches?

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Kids learn about the trench warfare of World War I

 Many men died on their first day in the trenches as a consequence of a precisely aimed  bullet.
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It was futile however: a single rat couple could produce up to 900 offspring in a year, spreading infection and contaminating food. The rat problem remained for the duration of the war (although many veteran soldiers swore that rats sensed impending heavy enemy shellfire and consequently disappeared from view).

Life In The Trenches | WW1 Facts

Rain flooded trenches making them muddy, clog up weapons and make it hard to move in battle.
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140,000 Chinese labourers served on the Western Front over the course of the First World War (40,000 with the French and 100,000 with the British forces). They were known as the Chinese Labour Corps.

 

BBC Bitesize - What was it like in a World War One trench?

How Did Trench Warfare Change WW1Trench warfare caused many casualties from death, disease and even injury.
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World War 1 trench warfare was so intense that 10% of all the soliders who fought were killed. That’s more than double the percentage of fighting soldiers who were killed in the Second World War (4.5%).

Similarly, novices were cautioned against their natural inclination to peer over the  of the trench into .
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Indeed, the Great War - a phrase coined even before it had begun - was expected to be a relatively short affair and, as with most wars, one of great movement. The First World War was typified however by its lack of movement, the years of stalemate exemplified on the Western Front from autumn 1914 until spring 1918.


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By the end of the war, over four and a half million American men, and 11,000 American women, served in the armed forces. 400,000 African Americans were called to active duty. In all, two million Americans fought in the French .

How Did Trench Warfare Affect WW1 - Prezi

Not that there wasn't movement at all on the Western Front during 1914-18; the war began dramatically with sweeping advances by the Germans through Belgium and France en route for Paris. However stalemate - and - and the expected war of movement wasn't restored until towards the close of the war, although the line rippled as successes were achieved at a local level. ( to view brief film footage of German soldiers preparing trenches in France in 1914.)

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Death was a constant companion to those serving in the line, even when no raid or attack was launched or defended against. In busy sectors the constant shellfire directed by the enemy brought random death, whether their victims were lounging in a trench or lying in a (many men were buried as a consequence of such large shell-bursts).

Why didn't World War II descend into trench warfare? - Quora

This revision page will help you to revise what conditions were like for soldiers in the trenches during the Great War. Recalled knowledge of this topic is required at General and Credit levels.

Why didn't World War II descend into trench warfare

There are lots of different techniques to help you prepare for your exams. Here is memory expert Drew McAdam on how to remember details about life in the trenches.