* Trench Warfare - A type of combat in which opposing troops fight from trenches facing each other. An example would be in the Battle of Passchendaele and also through WW1 trench warfare was used. * “No Man’s Land” – The terrain between front lines of entrenched armies. An example would be in the battles of WW1 in the trenches there would be land between two fighting forces. * “Going over the Top” – Is a phrase that was used during WW1 and referenced attacking infantry rising out of their own trenches to assault the enemy. In order to attack opposing trench lines, infantry were required to climb over the trenches and cross "No Man's Land”. An example would be in battle soldiers would be commanded to go over the top and were required to do so no matter what. * Shell shock – A psychological disturbance caused by prolonged exposer to warfare. An example would be post war soldiers would have psychological problems from experiencing and seeing disturbing things. * Shrapnel – fragments of a bomb, shell or other objects thrown out by an explosion. An example would be during the war soldiers would suffer injury or death from shrapnel of shells and bombs shot from artillery guns or other projectile objects exploding.
Trench Condition Chart
Weather| * cold, rainy, wet and muddy * usually trenches seeped in with water and flooded | Sleeping Conditions| |
Diseases and Sickness| * poor hygiene left the soldiers invested with lice * Trench foot is the rotting away of the foot due to a wet boot causing moisture to soak into the foot * Trench mouth is poor hygiene in the mouth creating the gums in the mouth to rot away and become diseased * Trenches invested in r| General Conditions | |