There were problems, because it was hard to gain any ground, and the conditions in the trenches were absolutely terrible. They were strewn with dead bodies and waste, not to mention all the mud from rain. It was very unsanitary; trench warfare was really quite terrible.
Trench warfare. They would sit in trenches and shoot at the enemy trench
to hide from enemy
To protect themselves from enemy fire.
It was hard because they were entrenched in their position, and when not moving forward they are on the defensive. Much of the trench warfare resulted in a deadlock, because of the difficulty of gaining ground. It was difficult because of the no-man's-land in between the enemy trenches covered with barbed wire, and the machine guns that could totally annihilate an entire charge.
Trench warfare was a battle in which both sides build trenches in the ground (like long ditches in the ground) and they hid to protect themselves from enemy bullets.
During WWI, in trench warfare, German armies dug holes in the ground that were 6 to 8 ft. tall, and wide enough that 2 soldiers could walk side by side at the same time! Trench warfare was fought by one group of soldiers advancing across no mans land to assault the enemy trench quickly, before returning to their trench to apply defensive fire on the enemy, who has retaliated by assaulting their trench. Then the enemy return once fire has ceased. Then they wait for the next move to be made.
Trench warfare was mostly used, and planes were used to locate enemy positions
An advantage of a trench is that it was a line of security. Soldiers that were in trenches were able to see enemy soldiers and surprise them by force.
the reason for trench warfare was to take cover from enemy fire and motar shell fargments.
Because the opposing side was dug in, well entrenched, and used devestating weapons like the machine guns, which created bloody stalemate.
Trench Warfare took place most notably in World War I. This type of warfare involved digging trenches (large lines about 12 feet deep) and slowly wearing down the enemy. Trenches were a good shelter from enemy small arms fire and well protected from most artillery strikes. Hope this helped. Type Trench Warfare Wiki into google.
During World War I, trench warfare consisted of much more than digging holes to trap the enemy. Offensive "trenching" was often used to prepare for attacks: new lines were cut into the earth that allowed attackers to approach enemy lines under cover. Many trench lines were dug for communications and supply purposes. Above all, trench warfare consisted of long lines, often zig-zagging and in echelon, cut into the earth which enabled ground troops to remain protected while fighting the enemy.
The Germans faced France and French colonial forces, Britain and Britich colonial forces, and, eventually, the Americans on their Western Front in trench warfare. Austrian and Germans faced the Russians for a time on the Eaastern Front, some of that in trench warefare.
* The Trench Warfare was when soldiers would dig trenches and lay down in them with machine guns and wait for the enemy to come. They were deadly because it killed hundreds of people all at one time.
NO! It was used to stop the enemy shooting you!
They were used for hand to hand combat if the enemy jumped into their trenches. This was the first war with extensive use of trench warfare.
In trench warfare, the lines are protected by miles of wire and entrenchments. It is very difficult for large formations of men and materiel to move across such an environment.
Because in trench warfare, defense is easy, but offense is costly and difficult. Charging headlong into rows of machine guns is almost always a disaster. So if you can't advance, and neither can your enemy, you get a stalemate.
Barb wire was angled in trench warfare for protection. It was angled in a way that would prevent the enemy from entering the trenches.
The defender just sits in the trenches since there is no need to push on the enemy trenches. The enemy has to send soldiers down through the dead zone/no man's land where all or most will get shot down by soldiers firing from the defender's trenches or by artillery fire. In fact, many British and American soldiers died this way when arrogant generals with no trench warfare experience sent squads after squads of men to die rushing the defender trenches. The defender also has the benefit of being more prepared for the trench warfare with more time to plan trench design, better supply stocks and delivery routes. For trench design, the defender can create trenches on high ground which is a critical tactical advantage over the attacker and very difficult to break.
Trench warfare was when soldiers dug holes in the ground so they could hide and be protected from the enemy but also be able to attack. Trench warfare was so destructive because it dragged on for long periods of time, trenches took up a lot of land, a lot of corpses were left in the middle of no mans land, anything between the trenches was pretty much destroyed.
Trench warfare was the biggest problem that the British soldiers faced during WWI. Not only did they have to survive enemy fire, but also the weather and conditions of fighting in a trench.
Airplanes probably ended trench warfare because they could fly over enemy camps, fire down on them, and gather information about troop arrangements. Source: My social studies teacher (a little) and my inference...
prevent you from getting shot, it was to protect land that you had moved across and prevent the enemy from moving towards captured towns/villages