History Of Trench Warfare  

History Of Trench Warfare

If you check the history of trench warfare, you will realize that initially, there were no trenches. It all started out by digging up foxholes so that troops could entrench their tools. However, soon the troops realized that by digging deeper holes, they would be able to stand in them and protect themselves. So, this led to individual soldier digging deeper foxholes. Soon, these foxholes were connected to one another by means of crawl trenches. And, this led to the construction of more permanent trenches. More...

How Trench Warfare Is Used In The First World War ?

How Trench Warfare Is Used In The First World War ?

When the Schlieffen Plan failed, it led to the development of trench warfare during the First World War. Germany was fighting the war on 2 fronts, the Eastern and Western fronts, and this meant that the small German army would have to be divided. This led Count von Schlieffen, who was the Chief of the General Staff in Germany, to come up with a plan to solve this problem. More...

What Is Trench Warfare ?

What Is Trench Warfare ?

You may have heard of trench warfare, which was used extensively during the First World War. However, you may not know what is trench warfare. So, here is a brief explanation on trench warfare and how it was used during the First World War.

Trench warfare is a kind of defensive strategy which involves digging emplacements and occupying them, so that the enemy troops cannot take over the territory. This kind of warfare results in a war of attrition where a stalemate results since both sides do not allow one another to gain advantage. In addition, it leads to high number of casualties and wounded soldiers. More...

Disadvantages In Trench Warfare

Disadvantages In Trench Warfare

Trench warfare started as a defensive measure that the troops were forced to take due to the effectiveness of artillery, in particular the machine gun. While the battles were raging, troops had no cover and the only alternative for them was to dig trenches. This was meant to be a short term solution which ended up being a long term horrifying experience. While trench warfare was going on for a long time, right from the American Civil to the First World War, it had its disadvantages. More...

Effects Of Trench Warfare

Effects Of Trench Warfare

With advances in military technology and firepower, trench warfare became a defensive strategy as the troops did not have the same advances to help their mobility. As a result, when trench warfare was at its peak during the First World War, both sides ended up digging elaborate trenches and dugouts at the front lines. These were then protected by barbed wires and the area between the barbed wires of the two opposing sides was called No Man's Land. When one of the sides attempted to cross the No Man's Land, they were exposed and did not have any means of protection. Hence, they were easily spotted and killed or seriously wounded by artillery fire. More...

 

 

    
 

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