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This is a series of photos designed to give students an idea of what trench warfare and World War I was like. I shut my mouth and have students deconstruct photos and notice details as a class. By ...

This is a series of photos designed to give students an idea of what trench warfare and World War I was like. I shut my mouth and have students deconstruct photos and notice details as a class. By the end the "get" it. My main focus is how it began as an adventure, and became a real hell.

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    • World War I
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    • Trench Warfare Troops dug in on the Western Front from Belgium to the Switzerland. They thought the war would be quick, but for four years the trenches became their home.
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    • Teenagers in War Many teenagers fought in World War I, often lying to eager recruiters about their true age. The youngest known soldier was 12 years old.
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    • Life on the battlefield ranged from extreme boredom to intense, overwhelming agony. It was a surreal existence never encountered by an army before.
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    • Mud Once the fields stopped growing food, and the forests were blasted away, there was nothing left to hold the earth in place. Battlefields became mug bogs, making a miserable existence worse.
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    • The Battle Continues After a quick victory was not achieved, and old tactics clearly did not work, the Allied and Central Powers continued to grind along regardless of results.
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