WWI Trench Warfare Survival Guide By: Megan Kelly pd.1

Trench Boots

(WWI Trench)

The trench boots are to protect the soldiers from getting trench foot which is a type of disease that could lead to amputation. They were also known as a "Pershing boot" from the really cold mud in a trench. Lastly, the boots had to be improved because the boots have not been stable enough to keep out the mud so the U.S Army chief improved them ("Trench Boot").

Helmet

(German M16 Helmet)

The helmet in the trench warfare was made out of usually steel or tin. It was to protect the soldiers head from getting damaged and trying to prevent lice, which helped them in the trench between soldiers. It was also known as the panic hat because every time a soldiers put the hat on meant they were either in danger or going to attack ("Brodie Helmet").

Entrenching Tool

(Entrenching Tool)

This trenching tool was used to make trenches for the soldiers to "Live" in while they were in a war, so they would dig deep to make a trench. The entrenching tools were made out of wood, steel, and metal ("Entrenching tool"). These helped the soldiers because it was a faster way to build a trench overnight before war in the morning.

Gas Mask

("Gas Mask")

The gas mask was used in the trenches because of the chemicals underground which were bad for you. It basically helped the soldiers for health reasoning in the trenches.They also used them for in war when they had some big types of explosions that they could not inhale or just the environment in general ("Gas Mask").

Sniper

("Super")

The sniper was used in the trenches to defend themselves. That is what they were mainly for, but they were made for getting a close look on the opposite opponent and shooting. In the trench warfare the snipers hid in certain places where they could so the other opponent couldn't see them.

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