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Life in the Trenches

Life in the Trenches

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Life in the Trenches

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  1. Life in the Trenches

  2. Daily Death in the Trenches • people were dying al the time • Many died for other reasons such as disease and infection • The idea of being killed at any time from sniper fire • Soldiers dying from being burried in mud

  3. Daily Boredom • Due to the fact there were snipers and lookouts, most of the fighting was done during the night • Very small amount of time to sleep • Very small amount of time to write to their families

  4. Inspection and Chores • Every single soldier was given chores after battle • The chore included refilling sandbags, fixing floorboard and making/cleaning outhouse • Very disgusting jobs

  5. Rat Infestation -rat infestation was in the millions - Eating the remains of the soldiers - Growing up to the size of cats - Soldiers tried to club and shoo the rats bt it made lilttle difference - Also spreading disease to soldiers

  6. Frogs, Lice and Worse • Soldiers clothes always had lice. Even after washing they would remain because of the lice eggs • Infestation caused trench fever. Extreme pain cause by high fever • If you wanted to be cured you must leave for 12 weeks • Frogs, slugs and beetles also in trenches. Soldiers shaved heads to get rid of nits • Water that was in the trenches. TRENCH FOOT HAPPENED • In 1915 trench conditions got better so many of these problems went down

  7. Relieving Men at the Front - ……………………………………………………… “Patriotism, in the trenches, was too remote a sentiment, and at once rejected as fit only for civilians, or prisoners. A new arrival who talked patriotism would soon be told to cut it out.” – Robert Graves

  8. …And the Smell! - ………………………………………………………

  9. Stand to and the Morning Hate - ………………………………………………………

  10. Patrolling No Man’s Land - ………………………………………………………

  11. Dusk: Stand To, Supply and Maintenance - ………………………………………………………

  12. Shell Shock - ……………………………………………………… What does Shell Shock look like?

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