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1

How many British casualties?

420,000

2

How many French causalities?

200,000

3

How many German casualties?

465,000 to 600,000

4

The term 'shell shock' was first used in 1917, what were the 3 other names for it.

.War Neurosis
.Combat Stress
.PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder)

5

What did doctors find out about shell shock?

It could be suffered even if you haven't been in the front line.

6

How are shrapnel shells just as dangerous as high explosive shells?

Thy explode inn the air and shower metal and bullet fragments everywhere.

7

What type of warfare was a major component of WW1?

Chemical Warfare

8

Name 3 lethal gas and 1 disabling gas used in WW1.

Lethal:
.Phosgene
.Mustard gas
.Chlorine

Disabling:
.Tear gas

9

What was field punishment no.1?

.The soldier stood attached full length to an object, like a post or gun wheel.
.He would be here 2 hours a day for a maximum of 21 days.

10

What was trench foot?

Your feet swell 2 or 3 times its normal size and go completely dead, you could stick a bayonet through it and not feel a thing.

11

What was trench foot caused by?

It was caused by the damp, cold and wet conditions of the trenches on the feet.

12

How did rats grow so big?

The plentiful supply of food.

13

What did rats do?

.Fought for food
.Fed on corpses
.Multiplied excedingly

14

Give me 2 facts on lice in the trenches.

.They lived in the lining and seams of the soldiers clothes
.They were virtually impossible to get rid of

15

Name some components of the standard ration.

.Jam
.Bully beef (corned beef)
.Tinned food

16

Where did they sometimes have to eat the food?

The front line

17

How much sleep did they get during the day, where was it?

1 hour on the wet and muddy fire step.

18

When they were walking in the trenches how much water was their sometimes?

It was up to the chest sometimes.

19

What type of warfare did they use that didn't work that well?

Trench warfare.

20

What did sdoctors originally think about shellshock?

It was caused by men being exposed to explosive shells.