Trench warfare was such a horrible and deadly thing many soldiers called it the worst time of their life. Weapons used in the trench war were only good when they were being used against the enemies. Bayonets, Rifles and grenades are what most soldiers had to defend their self. But mustard gas bombs and notched bayonets were what really hurt the enemies the most. Soldiers had burnt lungs from mustard gas, lost limbs from bombs and organs ripped out from notched bayonets.
Trench Warfare World War One was a horrific event, the number of known dead sits at about eight million people. The main method of combat during the first world war, also known as the Great World War, was trench warfare. Trenches were dug mainly to protect troops, but ended up being one of the major reasons so many men died. These men had to live through miserable times, daily life was filled with horror, and death. Death was a constant companion to those serving in the line, even when they weren't under attack, many would die of disease.
It is barbaric, awful and a terrible waste of human life. The rain is constantly flooding the trenches and turning the floor into mud, it is so bad that many of the men are getting open sores on their feet, they call it trench foot and they can hardly walk because of the pain. Life here is gruesome. Yesterday I saw my friend, Michael Phellps, die right in front of me because he had lost his gas mask and the enemy's gas was everywhere in the air. We couldn't do anything but watch him die, screaming for help.
Often, the little space which was available for us to move around in would have at least one dead body. Since death was so common, this meant that there were a lot of pests to deal with. The largest and most annoying pests were the rats. These ‘corpse rats’ were huge! Sometimes, they would reach the size of a cat or even a small dog.
I close my eyes and see frogs and beetles lined in the trenches filled with knee-high water. I can smell the pervasive stench of feces, body odor, and death. I see the maggots, and I feel the cold mud when I close my eyes. I still feel my body itching from the lice outbreak that never got under control because of our tight quarters and unsanitary conditions. I see men begging to have their feet removed, the flesh on their feet rotting away because of the chronic wet conditions in the trenches.
Lice was a very common problem that would terrorize every soldier that would spend time in the trenches. Rats were described as being the size of cats that had invaded the trenches due to its wet and sloppy muddy conditions. Trench foot was the most dreaded
They lived in the trenches which were often water filled and rat infested. The smell of corpses and death was all around. Many of the doughboys were infested with lice or “cooties”, which was probably gotten from the rats. The sound of exploding artillery was heard and those who went “over the top” were often gunned down by German machine guns (The Western Front, 2010). For months these men lived in these trenches without baths, little food and knowing that death or mustard gas awaited them.
The cows have no say in what they have to eat so they are pretty much fed toxic garbage. Next, the food industry should be changed because each burger contains one-hundred different pieces of cows. Imagine people eating all of the cows on one farm. John White, a meat farmer, said that people are always calling him, complaining about people getting sick because of eating two bites of a burger and he is tired of it. Before, tobacco farming was very popular, but now it has changed to meat farming.
My previous knowledge about the ghettos was that it was a place that the Jews were placed until they were brought to the death camps. But as I saw in the film the ghettos were places that the living conditions were awful and mostly everyone was malnourished and lacked basic needs. The ghettos were just as bad as the death camps as the conditions were unsanitary and unfit for people. The only difference between the death camps and the ghettos were the systematic killing that would take place. The Jewish people were suffering and the Nazi regime continued to project that it was the Jewish people causing the problems and that they were the major issue even within the
The smell of dead rotten bodies attracts rats. They are everywhere you look and some are even as big as Felix our cat. The other night I was woken up by Johnny screaming. As I looked towards him I could see a big rat (the one the size of Felix) had nibbled through his haversack and tunic to get to his flesh. With a cry of horror I threw the rat twenty yards into no man’s land.