Thesis Statement: The horrific effects of trench warfare during WWI can be attributed to the clash of outdated military tactics and devastating modern weaponry.
II. What is trench warfare
III. What was effected by trench warfare
a. what was gained
b. what was lost
IV. When trench warfare was used successfully
a. American Civil War
b. Russo-Japanese War
V. Military tactics of trench warfare
a. Western Front
1. different kinds of trenches
2. "over the top"
3. "no man's land"
b. attacks and offensives
c. infantry tactics
d. Peaceful Penetration
VI. Modern Weaponry
1. machine gun
c. flame throwers
VII. Why the military tactics and modern weapons didn't work together
The horrific effects of trench warfare during WWI can be attributed to the clash of outdated military tactics and devastating modern weaponry.
World War I was one of the costliest wars in all of history. Some of the heaviest casualties occurred within the trench battlefields. Many lives were lost due to ineffective military tactics and strategies, and technological advancements made to weapons.
Trench warfare uses a form of field fortification consisting of parallel rows of trenches (V). Trench warfare is used when there is a continuing requirement for the protection of interests in a particular location (V). In World War I, the Allied Forces were trying to protect their interests in Europe by putting an end to Germany's tyrannical expansion. Both the Central Powers and the Allied Forces built field fortifications in the form of trenches. Trenches are strong enough for the defenders to hold their position for a period of time (V). In 1453, fortifiers realized that earthen constructions, such as trenches, were a more reliable...