World War I- Can you survive?
by Amirtha Sureshbabu Period 8
New Weapons/technology of WWI
Powered by a small internal combustion engine burning diesel or gas, a heavily-armored vehicle could advance even in the face of overwhelming small arms fire. Add some serious guns and replace the wheels with armored treads to handle rough terrain, and the tank was born. Tanks in WW1 played an extremely important role as they increased mobility on the Western Front and eventually broke the stalemate of trench warfare.
Trench Warfare and No Man's Land
Definition: combat in which each side occupies a system of protective trenches.
There was nothing glamorous about trench life. World War 1 trenches were dirty, smelly and riddled with disease. For soldiers life in the trenches meant living in fear. In fear of diseases (like cholera and trench foot) and of course, the constant fear of enemy attack. The impact of trench warfare on soldiers and their families was massive; it caused lots of deaths and injuries on the battlefields and also to the soldier's health.