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Transcript of TRECH WARFARE
A type of land warfare that consisted of military troops staying in trenches for long periods of time.
Gianna Giacomeli 8B
ADVANTAGES OF TRENCH WARFARE
Kept military troops safe from enemy fire.
Prevented the opposing force from advancing.
Effective or defense.
DISADVANTAGES OF TRENCH WARFARE
Doesn't allow either side to advance.
Took a lo of wok a a log time to dig.
Troops lived in trenches or months with poor sanitation.
BUILDING THE TRENCHES
Dug by soldiers, leaving them vulnerable to enemy attack.
safest method- tunneling.
Dug about 12 feet deep in zigzag formation.
LIFE IN THE TRENCHES
Soldiers were often in the trenches for months at a time.
When they weren't shooting in the front line trenches, they usually had some type of job to do.
Some of these jobs were working on repairs, guarding the trenches, and cleaning weapons.
LIVING CONDITIONS IN TRENCHES
Rats, frogs, and lice infested the trenches.
rats stole food and gave soldiers diseases while the lice made their heads unbearably itchy.
Bad weather caused the trenches to flood and weapons to clog. Many soldiers had to get amputations from hypothermia.
WEAPONS USED IN TRENCHES
In previous wars the trenches they used were more like ditches.
They were used more for protection in quick battles.
NO MANS LAND
Trenches were often enforced with wooden boards and sandbags.
They were surrounded by barbed wire and guards.
the enemy's could be anywhere from 50 to 250 feet away from eachother.