Ww1 Life in the Trenches Essay

627 Words Mar 19th, 2005 3 Pages
Phillip Jones March 15, 2005 Essay #1

During World War I, trench warfare was very common. It was a newer technique in battles as in wars prior to the Great World War, fighting was less invasive and men merely marched at each other from opposite ends of fields and fought until only one side remained standing or a white flag was hung high in surrender. In fact in older wars, the fighting was far less dangerous to the point where battles were often times viewed by locals who watched from side lines with really no threat of getting hurt. In World War I however, the fighting had upscaled to the most sadistic type the world had ever experienced. With the industrialist wave that had overcome us in the late 1800s into
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There is rubble all around them, somewhat signifying their lives as they miss their homes and families and watch their closest friends die or suffer from deadly battle wounds beside them. In this picture the men's poses look famished and weak, as you can imagine there was no fine dining in line for them, only minimal food and beverage they often time shared with nuisance rodents unwillingly. They seem to sit in waiting for the next attack to befall them in their soiled uniforms and delusional faces. Their ora suggests a lot about the World War they were fighting in; bleak, miserable, slow, costly, and vulnerable. All characteristic to the nature of the changes that occurred in the new and vicious type of warfare in World War I. As Europe switched into War mode, everyone's lives were altered around the new concentration. As men went off to fight, sit in waiting, and die in these awful trenches, their wives and children went into the factories. The countries in Europe, especially the main powers at war such as Germany, Austria-Hungary, France, Great Britain, Russia and Serbia, turned in to war focused economies. All the uniforms, bags, canteens, weapons, and other materials seen in the picture surrounding the men were the labor of their countries' citizens. The nature of war during World War I was strongly felt and bonded even the most different of
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