Surviving Trench Warfare Isaac Woessner

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During World War I, many nations used uniforms of various dim colors. Examples of such colors are brown and grey. These colors where used because they made it more difficult for the enemy to see them and therefore to shoot them.

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Previously, troops had worn cloth hats. However, with new more powerful weapons, protection of the head became important. In order to protect the heads of the soldiers, soldiers were issued steel helmets.

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Because of the advances in weaponry, troops needed more protection. To get this protection, the dug trenches that provided cover from enemy fire. These trenches where dug with tools like the one shown above.

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With the use of gas as a new weapon of war, protective masks where soon issued to troops. Early masks where ineffective, but gas masks advanced significantly. Later masks where able to provide complete protection.

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Having proper medical care was very important. Medical kits like this one provided equipment that medics could use to keep wounded troops alive. Many soldiers where saved his way.

Works Cited

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

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