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1

The officers cared very much about their soldiers, what did the British army go to enormous lengths to do, nothing to do with rotas.

Their fed, clothed and provided accommodation for their troops.

2

The British army took great care for effective sanitation, what did this result in?

They had the lowest casualty rates from disease of any of the armies.

3

What did the British army create a rota for and how did this rota help?

They created a rota for who's in the front line trenches this meant soldiers spent minimum time in the harshest conditions.

4

How many days did they spend in direct firing line?

2-3 days

5

How many days did they spend in reserve (just behind the firing line)?

4-5 days per month

6

What were the chances of being wounded?

50:50

7

How many soldiers were killed?

1 in 12.

8

How much time did they spend away from the font line?

60%

9

What did they have easy access to when behind the front line?

alcohol and cigarettes

10

Because they were usually in comfortable places that the army had taken over what did they have access to?

good food, hot water and clean clothes.

11

There were no large mutinies in the British army, why was this?

They had good treatment, it wasn't because they were afraid of the firing squad.

12

What were the mutinies in the french army in 1917 most about?

they were more about poor food and accommodation rather than about tactics or casualty's.

13

Why was the shock of warfare less great in that time?

.Good food and pay
. The death rate was already so high it wasn't that shocking to the soldiers, but the battle scenes would be.

14

How many generals were killed, wounded or taken prisoner?

200

15

Between 1914-1918 how many soldiers were killed?

12%

16

Between 1914-1918 how many officers were killed?

17%

17

Where did they usually live?

Farm houses and cottages in villages the army had taken over.