What is the Philippine Trench?
The Philippine Trench (also known as the Manila Trench) is a deep underwater trench that is caused by the collision of two tectonic plates (the Philippine Sea Plate and the Eurasian Plate) east of the Luzon island of the Philippines. The Eurasian Plate is subducting underneath the Philippine Sea Plate at a rate of approx. 16 cm/year. This tectonic activity causes most of the volcanic activity on Luzon, including the cataclysmic eruption of Mt. Pinatubo in 1991.
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They were horrible; people hated being there! Diseases were rife, there was trench foot, the smell was terrible, and the soldiers were constantly cold, wet and dirty. Dead bodies lined the floors, which were covered with effluent. The trenches flooded frequently, and chlorine gas settled in them …easily. Rats and lice passed around with ease. (MORE)
Its where the soldiers in WW1 fought in.. and it was surrounded by dead bodies and the smell was horrible and shootings and bombings and shellings happened and it was just so.. HORRIBLE!!
A trench is a hole that is much longer than it is wide, a narrow excavation. The usual applications of the term are: - the trenches used as manned fortifications, as in World War II - deep underwater chasms that typically mark the subduction of oceanic plates
The Philippines i /ËfÉªlÉ¨piËnz/ fi -lÉ-peenz (Filipino: Pilipinas [ËpÉªlÉªËpinÉs]), officially known as the Republic of the Philippines (Filipino: Republika ng Pilipinas ), is a sovereign state in Southeast Asia in the western Pacific Ocean. To its north acros…s the Luzon Strait lies Taiwan. West across the South China Sea sits Vietnam. The Sulu Sea to the southwest lies between the country and the island of Borneo, and to the south the Celebes Sea separates it from other islands of Indonesia. It is bounded on the east by the Philippine Sea. Its location on the Pacific Ring of Fire and its tropical climate make the Philippines prone to earthquakes and typhoons but have also endowed the country with natural resources and made it one of the richest areas of biodiversity in the world. An archipelago comprising 7,107 islands, the Philippines is categorized broadly into three main geographical divisions: Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao. Its capital city is Manila. With a population of more than 92 million people, the Philippines is the 7th most populated Asian country and the 12th most populated country in the world. An additional 12 million Filipinos live overseas. Multiple ethnicities and cultures are found throughout the islands. In prehistoric times, Negritos were some of the archipelago's earliest inhabitants. They were followed by successive waves of Austronesian peoples who brought with them influences from Malay, Hindu, and Islamic societies. Trade introduced Chinese cultural influences which remain to this day. The arrival of Ferdinand Magellan in 1521 marked the beginning of an era of Spanish interest and eventual colonization. In 1543, Spanish explorer Ruy LÃ³pez de Villalobos named the archipelago Las Islas Filipinas in honor of Philip II of Spain. Miguel LÃ³pez de Legazpi arrived in the Philippines in 1565 and consolidated Spanish rule in the islands, which remained a colony of Spain for more than 300 years. (MORE)
to protect soilders. from enemy shells and mortars but also a place to watch the enemy
According to geology trenches are the deepest possible parts of an ocean floor that narrow's down into the earths interior. They are caused as a result of geological activities such as plate tectonics, due to the interference and collision of two opposite lithospheric bodies known as plates, while o…n motion towards one another. (MORE)
trench fever was a moderatley serious disease caused by lice. It was a particularly painful disease that caused sudden pain (i.e. joint pain, muscle pain, rashes, severe headaches ) and was followed by high fever. soldiers with trench fever had to be sent away from the trenches to recover as it was …highly contagious and it was also pretty impossible to recover in the trenches unhygienic conditions. Recovery could take up to 12 weeks (MORE)
Answer . Frontline trenches were usually about seven feet deep and six feet wide. The front of the trench was known as the parapet. The top two or three feet of the parapet and the parados (the rear side of the trench) would consist of a thick line of sandbags to absorb any bullets or shell fragm…ents. In a trench of this depth it was impossible to see over the top, so a two or three-foot ledge known as a fire-step, was added. Trenches were not dug in straight lines. Otherwise, if the enemy had a successive offensive, and got into your trenches, they could shoot straight along the line. Each trench was dug with alternate fire-bays and traverses. Duck-boards were also placed at the bottom of the trenches to protect soldiers from problems such as trench foot. Soldiers also made dugouts and funk holes in the side of the trenches to give them some protection from the weather and enemy fire. The front-line trenches were also protected by barbed-wire entanglements and machine-gun posts. Short trenches called saps were dug from the front-trench into No-Man's Land. The sap-head, usually about 30 yards forward of the front-line, were then used as listening posts. Behind the front-line trenches were support and reserve trenches. The three rows of trenches covered between 200 and 500 yards of ground. Communication trenches, were dug at an angle to the frontline trench and was used to transport men, equipment and food supplies. (MORE)
By digging a huge hole with a shovel. they left a huge space in the middle called no mans land
The Philippines is located in Southeastern Asia, an archipelago between the Philippine Sea and the South China Sea, east of Vietnam. It is located south of Taiwan, north of Malaysia, and separated from Vietnam to the west by the South China Sea. To its east is the Pacific Ocean. The Philippine… archipelago is located between 116Â° 40', and 126Â° 34' E. longitude and 4Â° 40' and 21Â° 10' N. latitude and borders the Philippine Sea on the east, the South China Sea on the west, and the Celebes Sea on the south. if you mean where are the Philippines, they are a group of islands in Asia with the capital of Manila. (MORE)
Philippines is a country in South East Asia. Philippine is something that the Philippines owns.
The Philippine archipelago is made up of 7,107 islands; favorably located in relation to many of Southeast Asia's main water bodies: the South China Sea, Philippine Sea, Sulu Sea, Celebes Sea, and Luzon Strait
Trenches were large ditches (hence "trench") dug into the ground. Soldiers would group together in trenches during battle and operate out of them as they attempted to take the enemy trenches.
Yes and No. Yes in the sense that they protected soldiers safer form shells and bullets. No in the sense that they created a bloody stalemate and lengthened WWI by several years, costing millions of lives.
Trenches had been used during the US Civil War (1861-1865), and the Russian-Japanese War (1904-1905). However, WW1 (1914-1918) is the war most famous for "trench warfare."
Geologic Trench Formation . In geology, a trench is a linear and relatively narrow valley created at the boundaries of two colliding plates. The valley is created by the subduction, or process of moving under, of the more dense plate. The valley can be created in oceanic plate to oceanic plate co…llisions, or oceanic to continental plate collisions. The Marianas Trench is site of the lowest point on Earth's surface at around 36,000 feet below sea level. (MORE)
Some of the diseases you can get from trenches are, Shell Shock, Trench Foot, ICT (tummy bugs) and Lice. Lice can cause trench fever and typhus. People also can get burns and/or blindness from mustard gas.
Dig a trench about five feet long and 3 feet deep. . Lay about 6 or 7 boards you can find across the end of the trench. . Find a piece of plywood about the area of all the boards and lay it on top of the boards. . Cover the plywood with the dirt from the trench, therefore camouflaging the whole t…hing. (MORE)
when two plates collide under compressional force, the denser plate bends when it subducts. This produces a deep and elongated trough called an ocean trench at the plate margin.Ocean trenches usually from the deepest part in an ocean.
A trench was used to stop or slow down vehicles and enemies from entering bunkers, forts, etc.
Cold, wet, and miserable, with a good chance that you were also suffering with dysentary and a fever.
A trench knife is a specialized knife made specifically for the close quarter combat on World War 1. Most of the fighting took place in narrow trenches or on "no mans land" a trench knife, which consisted of a brass knuckle with a long blade permanently affixed to it was a handy weapon to have. The …trench knife doubles as a brass knuckle and a knife; with the knife securly attached to the user's hand, the enemy could not easily take the knife from the user. In trench warfare where firing a gun while in the trench could accidentally harm a fellow soldier who happens to be behind an enemy, a knife or bayonet was a safer means to eliminate an enemy. (MORE)
A board placed at the bottom of a Trench for easier movement in the muddy conditions. :)
A trench is a hole in the ground; also called a ditch. Trench warfare was a tactic widely used during World War I, as a means of cover. Soldiers would dig long trenches spanning parallel, across the battlefield. During the fight; opposing forces would advance or retreat from trench to trench. …Trench warfare became obsolete after the invention of the tank. (MORE)
Trench composting breaks down compostable materials where organic matter is needed, and will be used. A trench is typically dug a foot deep. Coarse material such as large sticks and tree branches may be placed on the bottom, if the trench is deep enough, and if need be. Kitchen scraps and yard waste… go on top. Either way, the trench is only half-filled. For the dug-up soil will then re-fill the remaining space. Depending on soil moisture and temperature levels, the compostable material turns into compost in one month to one year. The following year, plants can be grown in the composted trench. Each year, a different area or row may be trench composted. Ultimately the entire planting area, or even the entire landscape, benefits from healthy, composted soil. Trench composting can also be used around the drip line of shrubs or trees. It's particularly effective in clayey and compacted soils. For the digging aerates the soil, and the compostable material makes organic matter available to the plant's roots. (MORE)
In some areas no-man's-land was barely 20 metres; in others, loops in the trench would actually enclose parts of the oppositions' trench like the teeth of a zip.
a sand bag isare bags filled with sand that were staked on top of each other to protect from enemy artilley or gun fire.
Trenches would be about 9ft deep and up to 6 ft wide. These trenches weren't that big considering that hundreds of soldiers would be there waiting for the moment in which they were attacked or when they would attack. These trenches would offer cover against bombs and grenades but wouldn't be a safe …place to be when it came to the gas that the enemy's would throw at each other. The gas would settle in these trenches for hours or even days before going away. (MORE)
By means of transportation....either by air or water....i don't know what you should ride if you're going to choose by air or water.....
In geology, a trench is deep cavity bordering a continent. A ridgeis an underwater mountain range.
To protect the soldiers! If you couldn't be seen and were below the top of the trench, you couldn't be shot. They started out as birms and foxholes and then they were connected so that the soldiers didn't have to expose themselves to the enemy to get to other locations.
a trench deadlock is basically where both sides don't do anything (fighting wise) and end up in a deadlock so they either call a truce meaning they both sign a treaty to stop the war and call it a draw or one side decides to fight and most probably get killed by the other side.Hope this helps if not… go to wikipedia! :) (MORE)
yes there was, there was usually a base trench, and close by was a suppport trench
IF you meant the Mariana trench - it's the deepest place on earth. It's a trench in the Earth's crust - lying off the Mariana Islands, in the Pacific ocean. It is deeper than Mount Everest is high ! See related link for more details.
The opposite of a trench would be an embankment, berm, or dike. (the opposite of a marine trench is a seamount or ridge)
This is a very general question. If refering to World War 1, then machine guns and bolt action rifles.
To get to the Philippines you can fly or take a boat since this country is made up of over 1,700 islands.
Typically, a battalion would be expected to serve a spell in thefront line. This would be followed by a stint spent in support, andthen in reserve lines. A period of rest would follow - generallyshort in duration - before the whole cycle of trench duty wouldstart afresh. Inreality the cycle was det…ermined by the necessities of thesituation. Even while at rest men might find themselves tasked withduties that placed them in the line of fire. Others would spend far longer in the front line than usual, usuallyin the more 'busy' sectors. As anexample - and the numbers varied widely - a man might expect in ayear to spend some 70 days in the front line, with another 30 innearby support trenches. A further 120 might be spent in reserve.Only 70 days might be spent at rest. The amount of leave varied,with perhaps two weeks being granted during the year. (MORE)
Swim with the butanding(whale sharks) and go snorkeling, go to resorts. It is quite an adventure. I've been there myself.
The trenches were filled with water because when it rained if they didn't pile the sides up with sand and supported the sides would slip and make mud puddles at the bottom of the trench.
Trenches were the mazes below groundlevel walk/crawlways in the ground that were usually 6-15 deep.
trench foot is bogies in the toenail and you get it by sitting on tha doilet to long you get me blad
There was a point in WW1 where the war had reached a sort of stalemate where neither sides left their trenches. This caused the trenches to be huge and deep as the men had to live there. Fire steps and scaling ladders were needed to enable troops to look over the trench. Trench toilets called latri…nes were pits, dug 1.5m deep Sandbags were placed all over the edges of the trench for bullet protection. Barbed wire also the same but more so to protect from infantry invasion. And in winters, there would've been a lot of mud at the bottom of the trenches especially after rain. (MORE)
A trench gun was a shotgun used in WW1 by allied forces, a Winchester Model 1897 to be specific. It was so effective in its' military use Germany attempted to have it banned from warfare for causing unnecessary suffering.
I don't know the exact size but i can tell u real long and not that wide
The trenches were dug in zigzags so the large machine guns cant take it out with one round
A reason I can think of in which soldiers used trenches for is to take cover from machine gunfire. Also, the correct title is why trenches ARE important. Not is.
trench blox were blox of trenches designed to block trenches from being blocked. If a trench was going to be bloxed then a trencher (noun: Someone who makes trenches) would quickly make a blox of trenches and shout; "El blox, trencherijee" which is latin for;"No you don't, this trench shall be bloxo…xoxoxoxoxxoed!". Often a trench boxing trencher bloxer would blox the trencher from making a blox of trenches by crying his own latin phrase; "blox, le blox, blox, trench, blox, blox!!' and le bloxed trench would be bloxed creating a paradox of never ending bloxed trenches to blox other trenchers bloxing trenches that were being trench bloxed. (MORE)
if you have black hair when you are born, you are a filipino. My family( Olegario ) is from the philippines and have many traditions. Kumustaka
Military trenches were large dugout areas that were utilized onboth sides of the military. Sometimes the trenches went on forhundreds of miles. The trenches were used for defense and cover,and were protected by barbed wire to ward off attacks. The trencheswere also used to run communications, food, …and supplies to thesoldiers. (MORE)