The Experience Of Soldiers During World War I And The Afghanistan War

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Introduction and Literature Review In this lab report, I will compare the experience of soldiers during World War I and the Afghanistan war and the similarities and differences of their experiences on the front line. On the one hand, World War 1 is an international war which occurred between 1914 and 1918 where the Central Powers ,Germany, Austria-Hungary, and Turkey, fight the Allies, France, Great Britain, Italy, Japan, and United States in 1917. This war ends with the victory of the Allies over the Central Power. The war “was virtually unprecedented in the slaughter, carnage, and destruction it caused.” ( Royde-Smith, Showalter, 2015). In other words, this war created a huge bloodbath and destroyed the landscapes, houses, and buildings. What triggered the was the event “At 11:15 am on June 28, 1914, in the Bosnian capital, Sarajevo, Franz Ferdinand and his morganatic wife, Sophie, duchess of Hohenberg, were shot dead by a Bosnian Serb, Gavrilo Princip.” ( Royde-Smith, Showalter, 2015). This event led to the declaration of war by the Austro-Hungarian empire against Serbia. The soldier’s experiences and conditions were very dangerous because of the modern weapon technology, quick firing. To counter this, the soldiers dug trenches which they could hide in and shoot from all while remaining undercover. However, the trenches, where the soldiers spent most of their time, had horrible living conditions. In fact, “ No matter how well built, trenches were wet and muddy,…

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