WWI Trench Warfare Survival Guide Jordan Reidmiller

Steel Helmet

US brodie/doughboy helmet by Joshua R. Murray is licensed under Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported

A steel helmet is useful while in battle. This helmet can better protect the solider from shrapnel ("10 Things"). Also, it can protect the head from other falling objects ("10 Things").

Entrenching Tool

Entrenching Tool by Andshel is licensed under Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 4.0 International

The entrenching tool comes in handy for battle as well. Soldiers can use this tool to create trenches easier ("10 Things"). This will help with protection against bullets ("10 Things"). In addition, the entrenching tool can help when going into hand- to- hand combat ("10 Things").

Gas Masks

US WWI Gas Mask with bag by Historicair licensed under Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported

Gas masks are essential during war. These helped to protect the soldiers from poisonous gasses that were in the air (Trueman). As more and more poisonous gas attacks were happening, more sophisticated masks were being created (Trueman).

Surgical Kit

Exhibit in the National World War I Museum at the Liberty Memorial by Daderot is licensed under Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike

The next object is a surgical kit. Surgeries normally take place a hospital or a Casualty Clearing Stations ("10 Things"). Surgeons used these tool shown in the picture above to operate on wounded soldiers. In some cases, doctors carry a pocket surgical kit to do basic procedures closer to the battlefield ("10 Things").

Mosquito Nets

Postcard: mosquito net to be worn as a veil by Welcome Library, London is licensed under Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International

Lastly, mosquito nets helped the soldiers to survive during battle. This net could help prevent the spread of disease ("10 Things") . An example is malaria ("10 Things"). In addition, the net also provided a barrier between other insects as well ("10 Things").

Works Cited

“10 Things That Could Have Saved Your Life in the Trenches.” Iwm.org.uk, IWM, 2016, www.iwm.org.uk/history/10-things-that-could-have-saved-your-life-in-the-trenches Accessed 27 Mar. 2017.

Trueman, C. N. “Gas Masks in World War One.” Historylearningsite.co.uk, History Learning Site, 31 Mar. 2015, www.historylearningsite.co.uk/world-war-one/the-western-front-in- world-war-one/gas-masks-in-world-war-one/. Accessed 27 Mar. 2017.

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