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Trench Warfare between 1914-17

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  • Submitted: 11/07/2002
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GCSE International relations 1900-1939

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Trench Warfare

Name Brian Bennett

Class 10 Set 1b

Teacher Mr Bell

Assignment 3

Date 2000-01 GCSE

Contents Page

1. Front Cover

2. Contents Page

3. Introduction

4. Trench Warfare 1914-18

9. Conclusion

10. Bibliography

11. Pictures and illustrations

Introduction

The Trenches

"The front is a cage in which men have to wait for the outcome of events with nerves on edge. With shells flying above our heads, we live in the tension of uncertainty. Chance hovers above us. When there is firing, I can stoop down, that is all. I can neithe5r know, nor influence, the direction of that fire."

Trench Warfare is most closely associated with the Western Front. From the winter of 1914 to the summer of 1918 the front ran due south from the Belgian coast to the River Somme east of Amiens. It then curved east along the River Aisne to Verdun before snaking Southeast to the Swiss border.

First Ypers Battle ended the war of movement on the Western Front and began the struggle of stalemate. The front in the west stretched for some 350 miles

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