trench warfare n.
Download
Skip this Video
Loading SlideShow in 5 Seconds..
Trench Warfare PowerPoint Presentation
Download Presentation
Trench Warfare

Loading in 2 Seconds...

play fullscreen
1 / 8

Trench Warfare - PowerPoint PPT Presentation


  • 110 Views
  • Uploaded on

Trench Warfare. “Used during WWI because of the small size of the armies and the lack of range of the weapons, it was traditionally not possible to defend more than a short defensive line or an isolated strong point”. Trench System. Gases used in Trenches.

loader
I am the owner, or an agent authorized to act on behalf of the owner, of the copyrighted work described.
capcha
Download Presentation

PowerPoint Slideshow about 'Trench Warfare' - raven


An Image/Link below is provided (as is) to download presentation

Download Policy: Content on the Website is provided to you AS IS for your information and personal use and may not be sold / licensed / shared on other websites without getting consent from its author.While downloading, if for some reason you are not able to download a presentation, the publisher may have deleted the file from their server.


- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - E N D - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Presentation Transcript
trench warfare
Trench Warfare

“Used during WWI because of the small size of the armies and the lack of range of the weapons, it was traditionally not possible to defend more than a short defensive line or an isolated strong point”

gases used in trenches
Gases used in Trenches
  • Chlorine-only effective cure was ammonia. Soldiers given urine soaked pads to cover their mouths.
  • Phosgene-more effective, killed soldiers within 48 hours of exposure.
  • Mustard-most effective, killed soldiers within 12 hours and was active in the soil for weeks.
trench rats
Trench Rats
  • Rats came up from the canal, fed on the plentiful corpses, and multiplied exceedingly. While I stayed here with the Welch. a new officer joined the company and, in token of welcome, was given a dug-out containing a spring-bed. When he turned in that night he heard a scuffling, shone his torch on the bed, and found two rats on his blanket tussling for the possession of a severed hand. Robert Graves, Goodbye to All That(1929)
trench lice
Trench Lice
  • I killed them, but they would not die.Yea! all the day and all the nightFor them I could not rest or sleep,Nor guard from them nor hide in flight.
  • Then in my agony I turnedAnd made my hands red in their gore.In vain - for faster than I slewThey rose more cruel than before.
  • I killed and killed with slaughter mad;I killed till all my strength was gone.And still they rose to torture me,For Devils only die in fun.
  • I used to think the Devil hidIn women’s smiles and wine’s carouse.I called him Satan, Balzebub.But now I call him, dirty louse. The Immortals (1918)