The Nature of Trench Warfare

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Bolu Soyomokun 9FR3 THE NATURE OF TRENCH WARFARE A trench is a long, narrow ditch and warfare is the Engagement in or the activities involved in war or conflict Trench warfare is a type of combat in which opposing troops fight from trenches facing each other another description is a type of fighting during WW1 in which both sides dug trenches protected by mines, sandbagged parapets and barbed wires. As the break of the Great War came the advance of new technology and weapons also took to ground. Some took a part to the existence of trench warfare, and others were made to destroy deadlocks initiated by trench warfare. At the beginning of the war in 1914, cavalry charges were talked about greatly in the media, thoughts that would sweep away the enemy were common thoughts of the nation. This stayed significant thought in the mind of commanders until 1916, when opposing troops gained the belief that if the cavalry was going to be used, it would only be possible if they could break through a reasonably sized section of the opposition. These beliefs started to retreat after the battles of Verdun and the Sommes in 1916. This was the first time which only completely industrialized nations were at war; due to the breakthrough of the industrial revolution supply troops, war arsenal, weapons etc. were easily transported to the war front via railway. The railway played a major role. Railways kept the soldiers abounding with food and ammunition, when they had settled into the station. The defending army could promptly bring up backups by rail and plug the breach, if ever invaders succeeded to break through. This also contributed to the lengthiness of the war period. In the start of war, pilots of enemy aircraft use to greet one another as they crossed paths. This lasted for a short period of time. It became known that planes kept valued info about the adversary and they
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