WWI Context

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  • WWI Context
    • Causes
    • Trench Warfare
      • After the battle of Ypres and Marne both sides dug trenches
    • Life in the Trenches
  • Machine Guns
    • Weapons
      • WWI Context
        • Causes
        • Trench Warfare
          • After the battle of Ypres and Marne both sides dug trenches
        • Life in the Trenches
  • Weapons
    • First battle of the Marne - if Germans had won the war would have endeed
      • Battles
        • 1916 - Battle of the Somme - Severe loss of life for the Brittish
    • They could flatten the barbed wire and cross over trenches
      • Tanks
      • Were used from 1916 with many problems (getting stuck in the mud)
        • Tanks
        • Often turned to alcohol as a coping mechanism
          • Mental effects
          • Water from shell holes
            • Food
              • Hard Biscuits, jam
              • Bung
              • Barkers
          • Food
            • Hard Biscuits, jam
            • Bung
            • Barkers
          • Lice and rats were a huge problem
            • Wet conditions led to trench foot
              • This was a major weapon from the start British took a little time to realise how important they were
                • Machine Guns
                • Heavy Artillery
                  • Both sides had huge heavy guns
                • Gas
                  • This was used from 1915
                • Battles
                  • 1916 - Battle of the Somme - Severe loss of life for the Brittish
                • 1916- The Battle of Verdun - over 700,000 casualties,
                  • Militarism - more willing to fight
                    • Alliances - willing to join in due to friendships
                      • Imperialism - Building empires
                        • Nationalism - wanted to prove they were superior
                          • Tactics
                            • each side defended their own trenches and tried to take the others from the other side
                          • each side defended their own trenches and tried to take the others from the other side
                          • They had to cross 'no mans land'
                            • Tactics
                            • the enemy would have to bombard the trench with guns and artillery fire
                              • Sometimes they would mine under the enemy trenches and plant explosives
                                • War poetry/literature
                                  • Graphic
                                  • Personal
                                  • Emotive
                                  • First Hand
                                • Not censored
                                  • War poetry/literature
                                    • Graphic
                                    • Personal
                                    • Emotive
                                    • First Hand
                                • Raw
                                  • Mental effects
                                    • Many men suffered from 'shell shock' due to the conditions and the constant sound of artillery
                                      • In low lying land - often wet and muddy

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