World War One's Ultimate Trench Warfare Survival Guide Samuel Marsh

Flame Thrower

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The flame thrower is a great way to protect yourself while you are in the trench. The flame thrower either used carbon dioxide or nitrogen that was lit of fire to produce its flames. Smaller versions of the flame thrower went as far as 18 meters and the larger models could go twice that range. The flame thrower will be very useful to protect yourself because it can kill mass amounts of your enemies all at once. I personally would recommend that you get the smaller flame thrower because it only requires on person to operate it and it will not use as much fuel nor cost as much money to run it (Duffy).

Gas Mask

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These gas masks were originally made because of surprise poisonous gas attacks. No one really knew when they were going to be dropped so it was important to wear them at all times. Without one of these masks on you die within a matter of minutes. I highly recommend you get a get mask for the war because a gas bomb is inevitable (Trueman).

Entrenching Tool

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These entrenching tools were designed like shovels only that they were meant to be used with two hands. This meant that these were very portable. Throughout the war it is important to have one of these. You wouldn't just want to be left out in the open so you would dig a trench at night. This offers a lot more protection rather than just being a sitting duck waiting to die. This is why I believe you need an entrenching tool to survive the war ("Entrenching").


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Millions of men had suffered psychological trauma because of the war. A lot of the times was because they had nothing to do while they were in the trench. I great example of something to do to keep you occupied is writing letters to family members. Not only will it give you something to do to keep you sane, but it also lets your family members know that you are okay. This is why it would be a good idea to write letters in the war (Bourke).

Medical Kit

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Last but certainly not least are med kits. In the war it was fairly common to get injured. Some injuries being minor and sole being more severe. Never the less, you still need to help these injuries. This is where these med kits come in. If you are hurt you can take out one of these and try to fix what is wrong. This is very important because it could stop disease and save your life. This is why you need a med kit for the war ("WWI").

Works Cited

Bourke, Joanna. “Shell Shock during World War One.” BBC, 10 Mar. 2011, Accessed 28 Mar. 2017.

Duffy, Michael. “Weapons of War - Flamethrowers.” First World War, Valid XHTML, 22 Aug. 2009, Accessed 27 Mar. 2017.

“Entrenching Tool.” Wikipedia, 17 Mar. 2017, Accessed 28 Mar. 2017.

Trueman, Chris. “Home » World War Two » World War Two in Western Europe » Britain’s Home Front in World War Two » Gas Masks Gas Masks - History Learning Site.” The History Learning Site, moocow, 16 Aug. 2016, Accessed 28 Mar. 2017.

“WWI: Medicine on the Battlefield.” NCpedia, Freepik, 14 Sept. 2016, Accessed 28 Mar. 2017.

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