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Trench Warfare usually about seven feet deep and six feet wide protected by barbed-wire entanglements and machine-gun posts

usually about seven feet deep and six feet wide

protected by barbed-wire entanglements and machine-gun posts

 

Trench Warfare

GAS Chlorine destroyed the respiratory organs of its victims slow death by asphyxiation with masks of cotton pads that had been soaked in urine (ammonia absorbed the Chlorine)

Chlorine

destroyed the respiratory organs of its victims

slow death by asphyxiation

with masks of cotton pads that had been soaked in urine (ammonia absorbed the Chlorine)

Gas

GAS Mustard Gas skin blistered eyes very sore vomiting internal & external bleeding Attacked bronchial tubes, stripping off mucous membrane extremely painful -- most soldiers strapped to their beds 4 or 5 weeks to die

Mustard Gas

skin blistered

eyes very sore

vomiting

internal & external bleeding

Attacked bronchial tubes, stripping off mucous membrane

extremely painful -- most soldiers strapped to their beds

4 or 5 weeks to die

Gas

GAS 16,526 4,086 Mustard Gas 164,457 1,976 Chlorine Non-Fatal Deaths British Gas Casualties: 1914-18

Trench Foot cold, wet and unsanitary conditions able to remove wet socks or boots feet would gradually go numb & skin turned red or blue could turn gangrenous and result in amputation during the winter of 1914-15 over 20,000 men in the British Army were treated for trench foot.

cold, wet and unsanitary conditions

able to remove wet socks or boots

feet would gradually go numb & skin turned red or blue

could turn gangrenous and result in amputation

during the winter of 1914-15 over 20,000 men in the British Army were treated for trench foot.

Trench Foot

The Dead Estimates vary from 8.5 to 12.0 million Stuart Cloete, A Victorian Son (1972) As you lifted a body by its arms and legs, they detached themselves from the torso, and this was not the worst thing. Each body was covered inches deep with a black fur of flies, which flew up into your face, into your mouth, eyes and nostrils as you approached. The bodies crawled with maggots. The bodies had the consistency of Camembert cheese.

Estimates vary from 8.5 to 12.0 million

Stuart Cloete, A Victorian Son (1972) As you lifted a body by its arms and legs, they detached themselves from the torso, and this was not the worst thing. Each body was covered inches deep with a black fur of flies, which flew up into your face, into your mouth, eyes and nostrils as you approached. The bodies crawled with maggots. The bodies had the consistency of Camembert cheese.

The Poets Wilfred Owen Siegfried Sassoon Rupert Brooke Art by Brandin Deets

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