WWI Trench Warfare Survival Guide Claudia Russek

Gas Masks

Vickers Machine Gun Crew With Gas Masks by John Warwick Brooke is licensed under public domain

If you want to survive gas attacks, these masks are essential. Gas bombs, dropped during air raids, emit poisonous gas. This gas is very powerful, and is highly deadly, so keep your mask on at all times (Barrow).

Entrenching Tool

German Military Shovel WWI Memorial de Verdun by Janmad is licensed under Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported

In order to survive trench warfare, you need trenches. Trenches keep you safer than if you were out in no man's land, vulnerable to bullets. This tool will help you dig trenches to keep you safe from these attacks ("Why Were").


Syringe by Biggishben~commonswiki is licensed under GNU Free Documentation License

In order to avoid the diseases by rats and lice, such as trench fever, get a vaccination. War is hard enough, so why have illness drag you down? Get rid of potential headaches, fevers, and muscle pain by getting a vaccination ("Rats and Lice").


FSA-1917-detoured by Quickload is licensed under Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported

Having no weapon in a war is practically useless. Without a weapon, how are you supposed to fight the other side? A rifle can help you fight from a distance, so have a gun with you while in the trench.

Trench Club

Crudely Shaped Trench Club From World War One by York Museums Trust is licensed under Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 4.0 International

Sometimes there are closer attacks. Night-time raids would mean you would have to fight in close quarters. The trench club could help with the fights, since it is a handheld weapon (Hancock).

Works Cited

Barrow, Mandy. “Gas Masks during the War.” Primary Homework Help, www.primaryhomeworkhelp.co.uk/war/gasmasks.htm. Accessed 26 Mar. 2017.

Hancock, Judith. “WW1 Trench Weapons: The Club and the Knife.” Owlcation, HubPages, owlcation.com/humanities/WW1-Trench-Weapons-The-Trench-Club-and-Trench-Knife. Accessed 26 Mar. 2017.

“Rats and Lice in the Trenches.” Science Museum, www.sciencemuseum.org.uk/broughttolife/people/trenches.

“Why Were Trenches Built in WWI?” Reference, IAC Publishing, www.reference.com/history/were-trenches-built-wwi-ed51ebf1e3e640a. Accessed 26 Mar. 2017.

Royal Irish Rifles Ration Party Somme July 1916 by Royal Engineers No 1 Printing Company is licensed under public domain.

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