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WW1 Poetry - Life in the trenches
Transcript of WW1 Poetry - Life in the trenches
Fighting in the trenches Life as a soldier. World War One A letter from Captain Noel Chavasse What were the trenches?
What were they like? Life in the trenches Shell shock http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/interactive/animations/western_front/index_embed.shtml World War I (WWI) was a global war centred in Europe that began on 28 July 1914 and lasted until 11 November 1918. It is often called the Great War. It involved all the world's great powers, which were assembled in two opposing alliances: the Allies (United Kingdom, France and Russia) and the Central Powers (Germany, Austria-Hungary and Italy). Find out even more about WW1 here: The trenches were the front lines, the most dangerous places.
They were built in order to defend the troops against the artillery fire of the opposition army.
Troops would attack the enemy trenches to try to gain ground. Task 1: Write a description of the trenches. Your description should be at least two paragraphs long and should describe the sights and sounds of the trenches.
Try to use interesting vocabulary, language and sentence lengths in your description.
EXT: Use punctuation for effect. Facts about the trenches Task 2: Imagine you are a WW1 soldier. Write a letter home to your mother. You must explain what life is like in the trenches and how you are feeling.
You should explain what you think will happen to you.