WWI Trench Warfare Survival Guide Marissa Stough

GAS Mask


The gas mask will help you breath in war without getting posined. You do not want to use a old gas mask because, "Early gas mask were crude as would be expected as no one had thought that posion gas would ever be used in warfare as the mere thought seemed shocking"(Trueman). Always have your gas mask because anything can happen at any time.

Steel helmet

(German Steel)

The best helmet is the steel helmet because it protects your head more than a towel. If you dont wear the helmet you have a 99% chance of getting a head injory. For example, " The british readlised that protecting the head was a good idea so the steel helmet was issued but not everyone got one" (Anorak). If you wear a helmet you have a higher chance of not getting hurt.

Entrenching tool


This tool is good because you can build a trench to keep you from out in the open. When you build your trench do not make it wet because then you can get this sickness called trench foot. This could cause death or make you really sick. For example, "The Roman Legion when on the march would dig a ditch and rampart around their camps every night where established camps were not available"("Entrenching tool"). This tells you when you should dig your trench with this tool. It is good to dig in the dark because they can't see.

Field Emergency Medical Kit


"The first aid used by medical corps and regular soldiers on both sides of the frontline underwent significant changes over time – changes for the better. From the discovery of fundamental first aid techniques that remain in place to this day, like triage, through to more effective ways of dealing with common injuries, the war lead to first aid innovation"(Times). This shows that the medical kit can help little things that could cause bigger things to happen. Some of the things that are in a medical kit is medication, medical tape, and other things like that.

Work Cited

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