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World War I- Part 1

8th Grade
by

Allen Greenwood

on 4 January 2013

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Transcript of World War I- Part 1

photo credit Nasa / Goddard Space Flight Center / Reto Stöckli 1914-1918 World War I-The Conflict By the time the United States entered World War I all European nations involved were virtually at a stalemate. Allied Powers (France, Russia, England) were struggling with the Axis Powers (Germany, A-H) on a stretch of land that went from the English Channel to the Swiss border. This land, called the Western Front, broke down into either side gaining any ground. The result was trench warfare that went on for months. Day to Day life in the trenches was extremely brutal. Rats, infested food, and trench foot from bacteria and moisture were just a few things that soldiers suffered through in the trenches. Along with these issues, severe hunger and mental damage occur as soldiers are stuck in these trenches for months at a time. Cooking Rats! Yum Yum!!! Both the allies and axis suffer a great loss in morale as this war, that most believed would be over within a month, continues on into the third year of fighting. Fresh American troops entering the war give the allies the boost they need to finally tip the balance in their favor and begin to take the Western Front. Slowly but surely, Germany begins to be pushed back and defeated. United States soldiers that entered the war received the nickname "Dough boys" "NO MAN'S LAND" "TRENCH FOOT"
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