Another terrible problem was the rats. There were literally millions of rats running around the trenches. They fed on the dead remains of the soldiers and could grow to the size of a rat. These rats carried many diseases that killed many of the men there as well. Lice were another dilemma in the trenches.
At the very back of the fighting land, was where the artillery fire was kept. In the artillery fire row, was were they would shoot at the front lines before an infantry would rush the front line. The row furthest row of actual trenches back from the front line was the reserve trench. In this reserve trench, was where they had dugouts carved out of the dirt underneath the trench itself. In these dugouts was where the man would go to “rest” from fighting on the front lines.
There living conditions were excruciating. They were no showering not just days but for weeks. Many people slept in holes or just in like dugged up holes it was on sensatory and their clothes back then weren’t warm and they didn’t have shoes, so the water on their barefoot had them get trench foot. Now when you are in the tub and you get a purney and wrinkly from being in the water to long usually you get out and wipe it off to dry your feet. Well what happens if you don’t dry your feet you have moisture for too long and then you end up getting a grows thing called trench foot.
These three lines connected at various points by small, twisted trenches (Stewart 40). Trenches varied from eight to six feet in height (Simkin). In these waterlogged trenches there was a need for extra support so wood boards were placed on the side and on the floor for assistance and a safe area for walking (Simkin). In spite of the fact that the trenches protected the soldiers, they stood no chance against the diseases. Body lice were among one of the diseases that traveled among the trenches the most.
Death was constant and not unusual for soldiers. Many soldiers didn’t even survive the first day. Besides this, many of the trenches were infested with rats, and soldiers feared them. Rats tended to feed on human corpses, spread infections and contaminate food. Rats weren’t the only problem concerning infection.
Kosta Kakavas Character analysis Who really knows someones motives for taking someones life? Some reasons would be for self defense, attack, victory, jealousy and maybe just insanity. This character analysis will be analyzing the Sniper and his motives for killing his enemy. The three points that will be used in this analysis will be: the scenario the character is involved in, background history, and the evolution of the story. This story takes place in the 1920's when the civil war in Ireland broke out.
“You never know who your enemy is.” I found this statement to be a reoccurring theme in “The Sniper” while reading. I believe this is a perfect theme because the sniper had no idea who was on the other side and would not have known if he didn’t look at the dead body. The main character in this selection was not officially named but was referred to as the sniper. In the selection the sniper had both an internal and external conflict. The external conflict was that he was fighting in the middle of the war and the only way to survive was to kill all the opponents.
Many of the rooms consisted of one or no windows, which made it to have little to no light or ventilation throughout the building. This made it hard for the air that the waifs and children had to breathe unsanitary. There was no room for furniture but many of them could not even afford the furniture any way. To find room for new tenants, tenement owners often made back lots, attics, and basements into living areas to make a few extra dollars. This consisted of small spaces that waifs were confined to in their rooms because there were so many people living in the same building.
Disease and infection was very common in these conditions. One of the most common infections was trench foot. Many soldiers fighting in World War 1 suffered from trench foot. Trench foot is an infection of the feet caused by cold, wet and insanitary conditions. Men stood for hours on end in waterlogged trenches, unable to remove socks or boots.
Bed bugs are difficult to kill because they hide in cracks and crevices of beds, box springs, and bed frames. Bed bugs are hard to spot, they are flat brown less than a quarter of an inch long, the bite marks they leave are often easy to see because many people develop an itchy red bump, similar to a mosquito bite. The effect of bed bugs on the community can cause a variety of negative physical, mental, and economic health consequences (Rossi, 2010). Many people have mild to severe allergic reaction to the bites, with reactions ranging from none to a small bite mark to, in rare cases, anaphylaxis (Rossi, 2010). These bites are also responsible for numerous secondary infections such as impetigo,