THE WAR OF THE TRENCHES
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WWI was hard on the solders, life in the trenches was hell
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IT WAS THE WAR OF THE TRENCHES

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Englishman, you were sent as an ally and a neighbor, but I'm sure you're regretting it now.

Poor Sikh, your masters threw you into the carnage, and you think of your country.

Senegalese, your Gaulish forebears are proud of you. You're cold and you're dying for France. Absurd rumors about you abound, you're kept far from the white man's woman - the white man who exploits you lands and beats you. They will claim you were overjoyed at the idea of going to get your guts blown out, a grateful "big kid" happy to help the one who, for your own good, imposed his own religion, his hooch, and his TB. Poor slave, poor beast of burden, it's death itself they make you carry on your shoulders!

And you, the Algerian who came from Atlas to die in Artois! Not that we'll be grateful! Why should we be - after all, you're French!!... But that won't last. You and your son will battle the colonist who is growing vineyards on the lands he stole from you. You'll chase him out!

Nort African soldiers... 36,000 casualties... Your presence frightens even the veteran... When he sees youcome up, he knows something serious is brewing, you may be first in line but he'll be next.

Vietnamese, you've seen the world thanks to the French! Endlessly exploitable as excavators, gravediggers...! Keep digging! Forty years later, you'll be standing around a basin that'll serve as a communal burial ground for the French army, and which will include German legionnaires whom you will also kill as you liberate your country!

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FONT LINE: GAS ATTACKS

FONT LINE: GAS ATTACKS | THE WAR OF THE TRENCHES | Scoop.it

There are three main types of poison gas used in the Great War: Chlorine, a smelly and irritating gas that would burn your respiratory system and could lead to suffocation; phosgene gas, which was like chlorine gas but caused less coughing and was therefore less detectable and more likely to be inhaled; and mustard gas, the cause of waterng eyes, burning of the throat and lungs and blistering skin. All three are highly undetectable, and caused much fear during the war.

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CASUALTIES IN THE TRENCHES

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Illness, wounds, and death are all constant threats in warfare. But In WWI with 35 countries taking part. 3,595,000 where wounded, there where 56,000 amputees, 64,000 where maimed, and 10,000,000 dead.

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THE LIFE IN THE TRENCHES

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World War 1 - The trench war could be something that the modern military today would say "A strategy that wasted so much time, money and lives". There were thousands of men died on the trenches and some of these men haven't fired a single bullet. What was the life of the soldier during World War 1, how was their life during the Trench War? I have found these interesting article that explains the agony and death of both the British and German soldiers during the Trench War in World War 1.

Life in the trenches was often said to be hell on earth and nobody could ever argue to the contrary.


Death, disease, Mutilated limbs, lice, rats maggots and insects were all around those poor fighting men, who lived minute by minute hoping that the next bullet didn't have their name written on it.

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