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  • 1. Trench Life of World War IBy: Sylvia and Karolina
  • 2. Hardships…
  • 3. Shell Shock Also known as combat fatigue 80,000 men suffered Soldiers were classified as “malingeres” Committed suicide
  • 4. Dysentery Inflammation of large intestines Stomach pains & diarrhea Vomiting and high fever Soldiers could die Caused by contaminated water
  • 5. Body Lice Left blotchy red marks Created sour and stale smell Caused scratching Carried disease Disease didn’t kill
  • 6. Trench Rats Ate dead bodies Stole food Were later found inside humans
  • 7. The TrenchSystem…
  • 8. Frontline trenches Timetable 8 days in a trench Enemy shells
  • 9. Barbed Wire No man’s land Protected by barbed wire No enemy could get in Bangalore torpedo Dead bodies Abandoned artillery
  • 10. Listening Posts / Machine GunPosts No “Surprise Attacks” Information on enemy Pill boxes
  • 11. Trench Warfare /Gas…
  • 12. Chlorine Gas Ypres, Germany Big, yellow, green cloud of smoke and pineapple / pepper smell Killed victims within 48 hours
  • 13. Mustard Gas Most lethal Odorless Took 12 hours to take affect Stripped off mucus membrane 4-5 weeks to die
  • 14. QUESTIONS……
  • 15. Bibliography John Simkin. “Trench Warfare” 3 May 2006. http://www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk/FWWtrench.htm Realities of War: The Trenches, Weapons, and Death. |Online video clip| html. http://www.unitedstreaming.com/index.cfm Shell Shock during World war One [online image] 8 May 2006 http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/war/wwone/images/ss_effectsof_shellshock. jpg Shell Shock Patient [online image] 8 May 2006 http://www.wfa-usa.org/new/jpg/sshock5.jpg Body Lice Body Louse [online image] 8 May 2006 http://www.micropest.com/photos/body-lice-louse.jpg British casualties of a chlorine gas…[online image] 8 May 2006 http://www.civilization.ca/cwm/canvas/tre/images/cwc1046.jpg.
  • 16. Bibliography Part # 2 Mustard Gas is treated during WWI [online image] 8 May 2006 http://knowmore.org/images/thumb/9/92/180px-Mustard_gas.jpg Mustard gas molecule.gif [online image] 8 May 2006 http://www.impgames.com/images/Mustard%20gas%20molecule.gif Water Points [online image] 8 May 2006 http://www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk/FWWdystentry.htm Dead Germans in Trenches [online image] 8 May 2006 http://www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk/FWWfrontline.htm Paths of Glory [online image] 8 May 2006 http://www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk/FWWnoman.htm Capture of a British Block house 8 May 2006 http://www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk/FWWposts.htm