Surviving Tench Warfare in WwI By Catherine Zampedri

Helmet

Arian helmet 1 by Rama is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 2.0 France

Steel helmets are essential to soldiers. They protected the skull from shrapnel. Shrapnel would rain down when the artillery would fire (Apocalypse).

Rifle

AutomatgevÃĪr m1943 by Thomas.W is licensed under Public Domain

The rifle is a soldiers weapon. This is used to shoot on coming troops. It is what you use to protect yourself when charging or being charged.

Gas Masks

WWI Gas Mask by Luz28 is licensed under Creative Commons CC0 1.0 Universal Public Domain Dedication

Both sides of the war used dangerous chemicals. Gas masks filtered the air the wearer breathed. This protected people against chemicals such as chlorine (Apocalypse).

Get Vaccinations

German Red Cross nurses during WWI in 1915 attending to wounded soldiers by German Red Cross is licensed under Public Domain

All soldiers should get vaccinations. They will help keep people from getting sick. Rats, mice and mosquitoes carry diseases. Common diseases are stomach flu, dysentery, and trench foot are common in the trenches (InspirEd).

Shovel

German military shovel WWI Memorial de Verdun by Janmad is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported

Every soldiers worst nightmare is to be stuck in the open, a perfect target. Without this tool, soldiers were trapped. This shovel is used to dig the trenches that protect them.

Works Cited

Apocalypse WWI: Episode 3. Apocalypse: World War I. CC&C, n.d. Web. 23 Mar. 2017.

InspirEd. Life in the Trenches. 2004.

title picture: WWI Trench Warfare by Btb.jo is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 4.0 International

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