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so that they could be protected from gun fire and that they could defend there land by holding a strong defense over the enemy

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What does the trenches mean in World War 1?

they fought in the trenches ww1 was known as a war in the trenches


What describes the fighting in World War 1?

World War 1 was fought in trenches or deep slits in the ground.


Did Americans fight in trenches?

Americans fought in trenches in several wars, but mostly in World War 1.


What kind of Warfare was in World War I and 2?

in world war 1 warfare was mainly fought in the trenches and in world war 2 there was alot of invasions and bombing.


Where was the World War 1 fought?

WW1 was a global war. It was fought in the trenches in Europe, Gallipoli, various places in Africa, naval battles around the world, China etc.


What countries fought in the trenches during World War 1?

Germany, Britian, France, Russia, USA.


What are the similarities and differences between World War 1 and world war 2?

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What were the similarities and differences in technology during World War 1 and World War 2?

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How many trenches were there in World War 1?

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Who constructed the trenches in World War 1?

The soldiers built the trenches.


Were Britain and France allies in World War 1?

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When did soldiers first start fighting in trenches during World War I?

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How many men died in the trenches of World War I?

Over 200,000 men died in the trenches of World War 1.


Who was the major military leader in France during world war 1?

Marshal Ferdinand Foch was a very important French general in World War I. He was popular with soldiers that fought in the trenches.


Who made the trenches in World War 1?

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What were the World War 1 trenches like?

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Were there telephones in World War 1 trenches?

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What was parados used for in World War 1?

A parados was the back wall of a trench and was used to provide cover for soldiers as they moved about and fought in their trenches.


Where was the World War 1 in Australia?

World War 1 was not fought in Australia. It was fought mostly in Europe.


How were World War 1 trenches built?

They used shovels and picks to dig out the trenches.


Did US troops fight in the trenches in World War 1?

Yes, American land forces fought on the western front where trench warfare dominated.


Why did men fight in the trenches in World War 1?

the English dug out the trenches and fought in them to stop the German army from invading France they needed a way but the only way they could think off was the trenches.


Why was World War 1 a war of attrition?

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What effect did trenches have on World War 1?

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How does wilfred Owen present his views of World War 1?

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