Battle Of The Somme Creative Writing

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Great news! It's not as bad as I first thought it would be, I'm at the Battle of the somme. All my friends are here with me, supporting each other, talking and trying to make the war seem less demoralizing. We're all very patriotic and are almost certain that the war will be over by Christmas. I write this on board a boat that will leave for overseas soon. Our letters are all censored from now on so there is no use wasting my time and the censor's trying to tell you some things. The trenches we dug out are incredibly narrows; I can barely get through with all my equipment. The German army were the first to use chlorine gas at the battle of Ypres in 1915. Chlorine gas causes a burning sensation in the throat and chest pains. Death is painful - your suffocate! The problem with chlorine gas is that the weather must be right. If the wind is in the wrong direction it could end up killing your own troops rather than the enemy. The trench is two metres high and lined with barbed wire and sandbags from the outside. A slight disadvantage is…show more content…
It affects us(soldiers) and their family's lives, especially if the soldier died in battle. It affects leaders because they know that they have military resources at the ready. If theres is a civil war, it affects the citizen's life, win or lose, live or die. Another thing: everyone boasts how there isn't a war on American soild at the moment, but I disagree. We have drug wars, riots, and personal wars; and these go on every day of our lives, most going un-known except by the people it directly affects. I am terrified to have to live in the trenches where you would never have a bath and there are rats and other animals running around the place, and having the thought in your head there you probably going to die and never seeing your children, family, friends, love ones ever again, and the thought that you have to kill other people just to

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