WWI Trench Warfare Survival Guide Jacob Dill


Sir Reginald Wingate posing with Wolseley-style helmet by Longmans Green and Co is licensed under Public Domain.

The Camouflage helped the soldiers in the trenches because the suit was tan and it matched the No Man's Land. Since the armies are improving their weapons it was easier to spot the enemy and kill them. Before soldiers wore multi-colored and they thought it was going to intimidate the opponent ("10 things").

Gas Masks

Soldier of WWI with a gas mask by Luz28 is licensed under Creative Commons 1.0 Universal

The Gas masks saved a lot of soldiers lives in the battle field. When they first invented the gas masks they had cotton pads soaked in chemicals covering there mouth and nose. The "Tube" Helmet was replaced with by the Small Box Respirator mask ("10 things").

Steel Helmet

WWI German double-reinforced steel helmet by Fanfardon is licensed under Public Domain.

When the steel helmet was invented 1916, the British Army used soft padded tissues but that had no use against the new and improved artillery. But then the British's steel helmet increased protection from shrapnel and other objects falling from the sky. The British helmet reduced the head injuries by 75% ("10 things").

Mosquito net

Mosquito net to be worn as a veil by Wellcome Images is licensed under Creative Commons Attribution 4.0

The Mosquito net was used so the soldiers could protect themselves from the diseases. A lot of the insects carried malaria which led to death if not treated right. Since the medical people didn't have the right medicine they couldn't treat it so they had to protect themselves from the insects ("10 things").

Entrenching Tool

German military shovel by Janmad is licensed under Creative Commons Attribution 3.0

The entrenching tool was used to build trenches to protect themselves from bullets and shrapnel. A trench is basically like a ditch and it used for a place to seek protection. Also if an enemy comes across their trench the tool can be used to fight them ("10 things").

Work Cited

Museums.“10 Things That Could Have Saved Your Life in the Trenches.” Imperial War Museums, IWM, 2016, www.iwm.org.uk/history/10-things-that-could-have-saved-your-life-in-the-trenches. Accessed 28 Mar. 2017

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