The Comparison Of Trench Warfare During World War I

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He clearly shows the fear and anticipation of the inevitable that was constantly present down in the trenches.

During the time period of World War I, trench warfare was very common. It was a newer technique in battles compared to what wars prior to the Great World War were like. Fighting was slightly 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
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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’ …show more content…
They were given the extra responsibility of being the provider of the family as well as the mother. They had no choice to back down. They proved themselves to the men around them who didn’t believe that strength and perseverance could come from housewives. But this is what was needed to be given from women if they were to have laborious jobs that were originally held by men. Women had to work in factories to make the machinery and weapons for the US army. They made shells and had to work the jobs that the men had left behind. They proved their strength by not only succeeding in their responsibilities but exceeding them. Many people know of ‘Rosie the Riveter” who inspired many women in WWII. There was similar propaganda for WWI. “These women are doing their bit, learn to make munitions.” was a propaganda poster that was popular. Other examples included posters that said “Gee, I wish I was a man, I would join the navy.” or “The more Women at work, the sooner we Win.” and “ Wake up America, Civilization calls every man, woman and child.” These propaganda posters were really one of the most major ways to communicate the needs of America and how the people could have

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