9) How hazardous was it to live and fight in the trenches of the First World War? After reading the story, make a list of the types of dangers that soldiers faced while fighting in the trenches. 10) What has the main character accomplished over two days of fighting in the trenches? What do you think will happen the next
As the war drew on, other weapons such as gas and tanks were used by the Germans for the first time at the First Battle of Ypres in 1915, and became a major tool of warfare on the Western Front. Tanks were used by the British for the first time at the Battle of the Somme in 1916 to little effect, but following technological innovation were crucial tot e success of the Allied counter offensive in 1918. The stalemate was eventually broken by a shift in tactics and strategies. Unlike preceding campaigns, the Ludendorff offensive was able to retain the element of surprise by not employing pre-emptive artillery barrage. This, coupled with the use of highly trained storm troopers meant that the Germans were able to make significant gains in
Hitler knew that he could hold off the Eastern Allies but were struggling to do them same with the Western, so Hitler wanted to get rid of the Western Allies first and then to defeat the Eastern. Germany’s western boarder was being to get surrounded and threated by Allied forces – from the southern end alongside France to the hilly and forested Ardennes area in the north. Once the Ardennes was mentioned to Hitler he knew that he had victory and had a plan. The Ardennes was a heavily wooded area that stretched through eastern Belgium and Luxembourg to northeastern France. The Ardennes had already played a great victory for the Germans because in early 1940, Hitler’s soldiers and tanks blasted its way through its rugged terrain in the Blitzkrieg attack (Blitzkrieg meaning “lightning warfare” because of the speed with which the attack advances.)
Mateship is expressed within the first chapter of the book for instances, when Henry’s car breaks down Trot pulls over and asks Henry, “Ya want a lift? Getcha to the garage before it shuts?”. Andy’s mates: Bob and Darcy, they share a special mateship as they experience the same journey during war. The three mates can always joke around with others unlike other mates can. Bob, Darcy and Andy have only been close friends since the start of war; they stick together throughout the book, and if one is in need of help, the others will be there-by-there side making sure that there
Controlled Assessment Task Part (A) The First World War is associated strongly with Trench Warfare. How useful and reliable are these sources in explaining what conditions in the trenches were like? The public’s imagination of the Great War has been closely associated with Trench Warfare. Within the beginning period of the war August-September 1914 both armies expected a rapid war of movement, however the advances upon firing technology resulted in the complex trench systems being developed. The traditional interpretation was that soldiers spent all of their time in horrific conditions which they constantly experienced and they feared the factor of being sent ‘Over the top’ and that trenches were full of rats, lice and disease.
TRENCHES What Were the Conditions in the Trenches Like In World War One? In World War I, the "trenches" were literally trenches dug into dirt or mud to shelter soldiers while they were firing at the enemy. Both sides used trenches in the fighting. Trench warfare was primarily a defensive tactic, placing soldiers low in the trench for protection, installing barbed wire in front of them in more modern times, and then allowing the soldiers to shoot at the enemy. Trench warfare has been used militarily since Roman times, although it came into widespread use in World War 1.
The adrenaline generated by combat was the physical form of there animal instincts taking over. Because of this soldiers searched for confrontation to feed their inner hunger, as well the men felt a strong unknowing nostalgia for the war once it was over. Although they felt and knew the war was horrific and gruesome they couldn’t help but feel like that’s where they belong. Their need to satisfy the adrenaline rush given by confrontations in the war made them want to go back. Philip Caputo in A Rumor of War displays this confliction wonderfully.
Warfare Tactics The Army Rangers have many warfare techniques. They have successfully utilized the art of Guerrilla Warfare since World War II. A guerrilla is defined as “one who engages in irregular warfare esp. as a member of an independent unit carrying out harassment and sabotage” (Webster’s Ninth New Collegiate Dictionary. Pg.
His letters gave us the reality of World War One, and the price the military paid for the freedom we have. Brownie gave the readers insight of the day to day living, training, and other conditions the
As we see in source 7, Captain D. Kelly states ‘The attack gave a striking proof of the also make mentions of the advancements of the British army’. By 1916 the British military were using tanks for the first time ever in Flers. We see in source 8 Gordon Corrigon state the numerous ways in which the military improved: “Tanks, mechanicals transports, indirect fire by artillery, trench mortars’. This evidently backs up source 7 as both sources 8 and 8 mention all of the various tactical and mechanical advances. This backs up information we already know in that the British army learnt from its defeats at the very start of the war, for example the battle of Mons.