What do you see? What do you think? What questions do you have?
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What do you see? What do you think? What questions do you have? Slide 2 The Western Front Life in the Trenches Slide 3 What aspects made fighting on the Western front unique? Slide 4 Cause: Prolonged exposure to cold, wet, unsanitary conditions How?: Little access to running water, standing in the mud/pools of water for long hours Symptoms: Feet turning red or blue Possible amputation (loss of foot/leg) Prevention: Change socks twice a day Whale oil barrier Slide 5 YUMMY!!!! Why? Searching for food at night Problem: Contaminated food & caused infection Extermination: Dogs, shooting, stabbing Rats produced offspring quicker than the soldiers could kill them Slide 6 Cause: Contaminated (bacteria) food and water Contact with infected person How?: Poor sanitation in the trenches Symptoms: Inflammation of the lining of the large intestines Stomach pains, diarrhea, vomiting & fever Slide 7 Cause: Bites of body lice Cause not discovered until the final year of the war Symptoms: Headaches, muscle aches, stomach pain, rashes, fatigue, loss of appetite This bites! Slide 8 Claim to Fame: Only dog to ever be promoted to Sergeant Tricks: Making everyone happy Finding wounded soldiers, warning his unit of poison gas attacks Capturing a German spy! Slide 9 Why? U.S. military used more than 200,000 carrier pigeons to relay messages Name Origin: Dear Friend in French Claim to Fame: Saving 194 soldiers by delivering a warning message despite being shot TWICE!!! Slide 10 Check Out One thing you learned today with DETAILS!!!