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World War I

The frame for the unit is M.A.I.N.: Militarism, Alliances, Imperialism, Nationalism (causes of WWI). WWI poetry is included.

Trench Warfare

1916: French soldiers line up for inspection in a trench strung with barbed wire.
Trench Warfare. Photographer. Encyclopædia Britannica Image Quest. Web. 14 Nov 2011.

Trench Aid

March 22, 1918: Red Cross workers in a trench tending to a wounded American soldier on a stretcher.

Sgt Leon H. Caverly / Topical Press Agency / Getty Images / Universal Images Group Trench Aid. Photographer. Encyclopædia Britannica Image Quest. Web. 14 Nov 2011.

Life in the Trenches

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1. What life was like in the trenches for a typical soldier?
2. How did soldiers in the trenches make their food more attractive, edible, or appetizing?
3. What is no-man's land?

Did you know?

The trenches were often the setting for many of the WWI poems.

Books on Trench Warfare

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