A Soldier's Life

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  • makes you think about the toll the war took on life the soldiers
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  • the pics are scary
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  • Three Canadian Soldiers Killed In Afghanistan

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    Three Canadian Soldiers Killed In Afghanistan

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  • I do not think you can disregard the Franco-Prussian war of 1871, which certainly was a 'major war' (French capital was conquered). Even if this was a very short conflict, it affected both French and German society deeply.
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A Soldier's Life

  1. 1. The Great War A Soldier’s Life in World War I
  2. 2. 1. When do you think this image was taken? 2. Why? 3. What is probably on his mind? 4. What do we know about this soldier? 1.
  3. 3. The Soldiers
  4. 4. It's a long way to Tipperary, It's a long way to go; It's a long way to Tipperary, To the sweetest girl I know! Goodbye, Piccadilly, Farewell, Leicester Square, It's a long, long way to Tipperary, But my heart's right there! Mobilization <ul><li>Home by Christmas </li></ul><ul><li>No major war in 50 years </li></ul><ul><li>Nationalism </li></ul>2-3
  5. 5. 4.
  6. 8. 5.
  7. 9. 5.
  8. 10. Destruction The “Killjoy” had a 20 mile range 6.
  9. 11. 7.
  10. 14. Before After
  11. 15. Before After
  12. 18. Trenches
  13. 28. Conditions <ul><li>Deafening noises, sudden flashes, </li></ul><ul><li>extreme cold, little sleep </li></ul><ul><li>Water and mud everywhere </li></ul><ul><li>Trench foot </li></ul><ul><li>Rats, lice </li></ul><ul><li>Horrid sanitation </li></ul>8.
  14. 29. Poison Gas
  15. 30. Use and Effects of Gas <ul><li>Chlorine gas - 1st used, affected respiratory system </li></ul><ul><li>Phosgene gas - 18 times more potent then Chlorine gas. Can take 2 days for lungs to fill with fluid. </li></ul><ul><li>Mustard gas - burns eyes, skin. Swelling, vomiting follow. Able to penetrate clothing. Battlefields couldn’t be reoccupied. </li></ul>8.
  16. 31. Poison gas exploding in “no man’s land” 9.
  17. 33. Shellshock
  18. 34. Shellshock <ul><li>“ War neurosis” or “Combat Stress” </li></ul><ul><li>Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) </li></ul><ul><li>Symptoms include tiredness, irritability, lack of concentration, headaches. </li></ul><ul><li>Mental breakdown often occurred </li></ul><ul><li>Came from conditions, heavy artillery </li></ul><ul><li>Treatment not helpful - get soldiers back in the trenches </li></ul><ul><li>Generals saw this as cowardice </li></ul>10.
  19. 35. Shot at Dawn <ul><li>If surviving the enemy was not bad enough, over 1000 soldiers were executed by their own armies. </li></ul><ul><li>Number Killed by Nation: </li></ul><ul><li>Germany - 48 </li></ul><ul><li>France - 600 </li></ul><ul><li>Britain - 346 </li></ul><ul><li>Italy - 500+ </li></ul><ul><li>Canada - 25 </li></ul>
  20. 36. Military Executions <ul><li>Soldiers killed for insubordination, desertion, refusing to fight </li></ul><ul><li>Leaders assumed it would help discipline and morale </li></ul><ul><li>Those with shell-shock also executed </li></ul>11.
  21. 37. <ul><li>Battles were on a massive scale and usually last weeks </li></ul><ul><li>Battle of Somme lasted 5 months </li></ul><ul><li>Started with a weeklong artillery bombardment - some 1,738,000 shells </li></ul><ul><li>Believed that would destroy German trenches and barbed wire - it did neither </li></ul><ul><li>Germans were in deep bunkers - when shelling stopped they came up and manned machine guns </li></ul>Battles
  22. 38. Battle of Somme <ul><li>British troops and cavalry went “over the top” </li></ul><ul><li>Shear numbers allow attack to be “successful” </li></ul><ul><li>First day of battle 60,000 British soldiers killed </li></ul><ul><li>British general believed he had to attack - used old tactics in new war </li></ul><ul><li>420,000 British; 200,000 French; 500,000 Germans killed </li></ul>
  23. 39. Injury <ul><li>65,038,000 mobilized </li></ul><ul><li>21,333,000 injured </li></ul>12.
  24. 42. Poison gas strikes the skin
  25. 44. Death 13.
  26. 45. Over 9,000,000 dead
  27. 46. nothing escaped the war. . .
  28. 47. british
  29. 48. austrian
  30. 49. french
  31. 50. canadian
  32. 51. american
  33. 52. russian
  34. 53. british
  35. 54. german
  36. 55. austrian
  37. 56. french and german
  38. 57. german
  39. 58. russian
  40. 59. italian
  41. 60. french
  42. 61. german
  43. 62. “ In death there is not much distinction, friend or foe are treated alike” 9. 12.
  44. 63. Who is he? Does it even matter?

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