Essay on The Battle Of World War I

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In four short years, 10 million men died and 20 million more had serious injuries (World War I). World War I changed many lives around the world as eight European countries as well as the United States, fought against each other and formed allies. It the beginning, it was meant to be the war that ended all wars. This Great War was unlike any war before; there was new technology such as tanks and machine guns, as well as new tactics used in trenches and war at sea. The physical geography affected the outcome of the war in great measures, both on land and sea. All aspects of geography resulted in struggles, whether it is a disease or warfare strategy. Both battles at sea along with battles in trenches both affected the way our military strategized how to defeat the enemy. World War I was known for it’s trench warfare, but few are aware of the extent of naval battles during the war. Trench warfare was used before WWI, but not to this extent. In this war, trenches were used for both protection and shelter. There was an extreme amount of barbed wire around the trenches and landmines in the center of the battlefield, which made it incredibly difficult to attack (Trench Warfare). This infamous battlefield riddled with dangers was called “no man 's land.” The area many men fought was geographically flat; therefore, they needed to make these trenches for the protection. The trenches were a series of tunnel-like ditches in the ground that helped soldiers move up and down the…

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