World War 1: Nature of Trench Warfare

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Last updated: October 5, 2014
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This was scattered throughout trenches to stop the spread of disease
Chloride of Lime
Twice daily, during wet weather, men were supposed to change their...
If the Germans were not going to attack, this order would be issued
Stand down
This tactic was used to demoralise opponents, gain information from captured soldiers and divert the enemy
Trench raids
Trenches were designed in a ______ pattern so that explosions could be contained
Typical month for the BEF: 8 days in the reserve trenches,4 days in support, _____ days in the front line
More trench activity occurred at night time than during the day. True or false?
In the trenches, these were laid out so that soldiers could avoid standing in the mud
Often, trenches were lined with ______ for support and protection
What was the space in betwen the trenches of the two opposing sides called?
No-man's land
Denis Winter: "________ (number) men received war pensions for mental disorders suffered during the war."
What resulted from incessant gun fire, close proximity to exploding shells, accumulation of stress
Shell shock
These thrived on decomposing flesh and numbered in the millions, often growing to the size of a small kitten
These were kept to detect poison gas in the trenches
Level 33
Oct 15, 2014
Canary should be find for canaries, raid for trench raids