What was the wost condition about living in WW1 Trenches?
Choose… The fear… both sides deployed large numbers of howitzers, cannon and other heavy artillery and made frequent use of those weapons. Shelling affected men even when they were in bunkers. Prolonged shelling could produce a condition called “shell shock,” which is basically a nervous breakdown caused by being under continuous fire from artillery. In addition to shelling, troops had to be aware of possible gas attacks. There was always the fear that the cloud coming over the trench contained chlorine, nerve or mustard gases. And, both armies employed snipers — excellent marksmen who were skilled at hitting the smallest exposed targets. Soldiers had to be aware of what was going on around them every second they were at the front, even during times of relative calm since they could die from shelling, from gas attacks or from sniper fire. There were no safe places in the trenches. And, you lived with the knowledge that you were only a solider, someone to die. You lived with the kn