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What can the second and third battle of Ypres tell us about the difficulties of trench warfare?

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1) What can the second and third battle of Ypres tell us about the difficulties of trench warfare When we look at the second and third battle of Ypres it is split into three different parts , Personal and General difficulties and Fighting. The following aspects are some of the difficulties exerienced in trench warfare . They are listed in the general headings mentioned above . * 1) The first difficulty is Personal this happened to most men during the war . there was a lack of food and drink most men found it hard to keep healthy due to the lack of sanitation . Every day soldiers had the fear of being killed . The hygiene was dreadful . Soldiers suffered from "trench foot" this is when your feet get so wet and infected that there foot would start to rot away . Soldiers' wounds would get infected , most trenches where infested with rats . The trenches already infected with rats were not very big , this made them very cramped and uncomfortable . * 2) Second difficulty was general difficulties in the war , one major factor was the weather , The battle of Passendale was known to be one of the wettest battles . ...read more.

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So to conclude the second and third battle of Ypres tell us allot about the difficulties in trench warfare , in both battles the weather played a big part in it , but the second battle was the first time that Germans introduced gas attacks . If the health of the Soldiers was better then maybe not as many men would of died , "trench foot" and the conditions in the trenches did not help the soldiers when it came to attack the enemy , from the moral point of view 2) How important was the Home front to the allies victory? The Home Front played a massive role to Allies victory in 1918 . Propaganda was needed produce nationalism .This Nationalism produced would make the British public feel patriotic enough to sign up and to fight in the armed forces . It also made those remaing at home dedicated more time and effort into the war machine . Women played a major role in helping the allies win in November 1918 , this was because they started working in factories , driving buses and building ships etc. ...read more.

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, explain your answer The other two Fronts (War in the air and the Home front) did play a Big part in the Allies victory over Germany in November 1918 . I believe that the Home front was a major help in the victory as without the help of over 500,000 working women not as many men would of joined up to fight for there country . Also with the help and the 'DORM'alot of machinery was made in help to defeat the Germans. I also believe that the War in the Air didn't have as much of an effect as the Home Front did in the outcome of the War . This is because the aeroplanes that were bombing missed there targets most of the time . The Western Front was very important thousands of men died there . The Allies also did allot of fighting on the Western Front trying to gain more land . Without the western Front there would of been no need for the Home Front , because they were recruiting and aiding the Western Front . I believe that the War in the Air and the Home Front were just additions to the Western Front . ?? ?? ?? ?? ...read more.

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