Trench Warfare Survival Guide By:Mason MArgut

Steel Helmet

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A steel helmet would be very useful in a trench because it will protect your head from the artillery, such as machine guns, and rifles. The helmet was designed to protect soldier's heads from shrapnel. With the steel helmet being invented, it reduced head injuries by 75%.

Rifle

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A rifle would be useful in a trench because if could protect you from being killed by other soldiers. The British standard rifle was a Lee-Enfield, that could hold up to 10 bullets, and was suited for harsh conditions. A trained soldier could fire 15 rounds per minute, and the rifles we so successful, some countries still use them in battle today.

Entrenching Tool

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An entrenching tool would be useful in a trench because it would help you dig out the trench more if you needed to go deeper or just dig another one. This tool was carried by all the non-commissioned ranks in the British Army. The tools were mainly used to dig shallow trenches but we also used in hand-to-hand combat.

Gas Helmet

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A gas helmet would be useful in a trench because when the opposing side would either drops a bomb or some other explosive, it would of helped protect you form all the poison gases coming out of the explosives. Helmet would have glass eyepieces and a rubber tube through which a soldier could breathe. The helmets were uncomfortable to wear, and gave eye irritation and skin blisters.

Pocket Surgical Kit

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A pocket surgical kit would be useful in a trench because if could save for life and or help with any injuries. All surgeries were preformed behind casualty clearing stations behind lines. Techniques were developed rapidly because surgeons were forced to confront complex injuries made from the modern weaponry.

Works Cited

“A History of World War One in 10 Deadly Weapons.” Independent.ie, www.independent.ie/life/world-war-1/a-history-of-world-war-one-in-10-deadly-weapons-30249206.html. Accessed 24 Mar. 2017.

“10 Things That Could Have Saved Your Life in the Trenches.” First World War Centenary, IWM, 2016, www.iwm.org.uk/history/10-things-that-could-have-saved-your-life-in-the-trenches. Accessed 24 Mar. 2017.

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