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Duckboard
Soldiers walked on these to protect feet from damp
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Fire Step
Soldiers stood up to fire
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Dugout
Places to shelter from enemy gun fire
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Periscope
Used to spy across no mans land to see the enemy
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Barbed Wire
Used to protect the trench
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Armistice
Means ceasefire
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Stalemate
No-one can move, both sides fixed
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Poison Gas
First used by Germans in 1915 at Battle of Ypres
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Patrioism
When you love your country
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Conscription
Introduced in Britain 1916, all men 18-41 had to do military service
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Propaganda
Information spread to persuade you to do something or think in a certain way
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Conscienctious objectors
There were around 16,000 of these. Some refused to fight because of their religious beliefs
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Bully Beef
The soldiers ate this in the trenches
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Artilery
The big guns
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Bayonet
Fixed on the end of a soldiers rifle
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Shot at dawn
When soldiers were found guilty of cowardice and desertion sfter being court martialed
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No mans land
Space between the trenches
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Shell Shock
Nervous condition caused by hearing constant bombing and shell fire in trenches
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Western front
Line of trenches stretching through France and Belguim for nearly 400 miles
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Card 2

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Soldiers stood up to fire

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Fire Step

Card 3

Front

Places to shelter from enemy gun fire

Back

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Card 4

Front

Used to spy across no mans land to see the enemy

Back

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Card 5

Front

Used to protect the trench

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