World War One On The Changing Role Of Women

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What was the impact of World War One on the changing role of women, effects of weaponry and trench warfare and discrimination against German and Turk Australians? World War One was a significant event in Australian society, from 1914-1918.The impact of World War One on the changing role of women, effects of weaponry and trench warfare and discrimination against German and Turk Australians.These different topics all changed Australian society in varied ways. The changing role of women in World War One has had a significant impact on Australian society today.The role of women changed in the 19th century.The evidence provided from (Eldridge, 2014, p.31)suggests that; “The war showed that women were equal to men, they just weren 't given…show more content…
With so many diseases and unhygienic places. The trenches consisted of heavily shelled ruins of towns, villages and farmhouses. Hospitals with nurses, army camps and lines of the wounded were all in these trenches. Soldiers would wait for their turn to head out to the front line.According to (Steele, 2009) the main problems were trench foot and trench fever due to the rats and lice.Trench foot rotted the toes and the body lice brought trench fever.Even when they left the trenches they could get shot. The men at war were mentally disorientated. Their minds were confused, questions rolling around in their head, who am I now?A robot of war? When they showed their trueself it was with humour or tremors. They were terrified, although they hid behind a straight faced, strong solider. It was their choice between staying and going through humiliation or put your life on the line. Shells were often used for a surprise attack causing shocked terror. Tanks were also popular among the British and ANZAC troops. Poison gases were introduced to be a unseeable death. Tanks also released very hot fumes making it difficult for soldiers to breathe. Permanent forces determined what artillery was used but most consisted of 3 batteries with six 18-pounder guns(David Clare Holloway,2014).
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