Disasters and Diseases
How to build them
More ways to build from a French hand book.
Soldiers fought from within the trenches
It was usually tight quarters
Trenches were used by both the Allies and the Central Powers
An aerial photograph of the trenches
First line of defense
In the trenches
Not all trenches were deep.
Many nations fought together
Sometimes an easy target
Dangers of Trench life
From having wet feet most of the time and nowhere to dry them out
Left to rot in the trenches because of the machine gun fire that kept the soldiers in the trenches
An easy food source for rats and a place to breed disease
Soldiers of all nations hunted the rats– sometimes rations were short and meat was added to their diet
A new weapon, hard to combat. Different gas mask styles were created by different countries. None were 100% effective.
Belgian Uniforms and masks
Australian Gas mask
Japanese gas mask
U. S. gas mask