Advantages And Disadvantages Of Trench Warfare

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Conditions in the Trenches (World War 1) Research Question: What is the worst part of Trench Warfare? Introduction To avoid being attacked without special equipment such as tanks or jets, armies must dig long holes-like lines called Trenches. It must be deep enough to cover the armies' heads and it will be very uncomfortable when they enter these trenches, they need to avoid being killed by enemies and also to avoid hygienic problems. 1. Animal Problems These places like trenches are originally not designed for shelter; instead these kinds of places are perfect homes for small disgusting-looking animals such as rats. When soldiers start to make shelter, rat's holes begin disappearing and that made them angry and start to disturb soldiers,…show more content…
During daylight, they must do their "Daily Chores" such as cleaning/fixing the wood-walking platform, filling sandbags to protect them from sniper's bullet and obviously, keep a lookout towards "No Man's Land" (A certain name for a battlefield in WW1). During nighttime, where chances of getting attacked are small, they fixed the barbed wire surrounding the trenches to prepare for a possible attack on the next day. Before dawn, they must wake up to prepare for a possible dawn attack by the enemy. If their chores are done and no enemies are seen, they can read books or send letters towards their home and their loved ones to avoid daily boredoms. 4. Untimely Death From the trench's harsh environment, attacked by enemies or not, soldiers having duties in trenches can die in a sudden. The can die due to dangerous diseases, minimum hygienic services, food contaminations by rats and other small insects, starvation and even psychological problems such as shell shocked (A disease where soldier has traumatic problems after fighting in the war). Since trenches are located in "No Man's Land", unexpected attacks may occurred where sometimes soldiers in the trenches are not yet prepared and died in the raid. Answer to the Research
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