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history WW1 vocab

TermDefinition
Duckboards A duckboard is a platform made of wooden slats built over muddy ground to form a dry passageway.
Rats a rodent that resembles a large mouse, typically having a pointed snout and a long, sparsely haired tail. Some kinds have become cosmopolitan and are sometimes responsible for transmitting diseases.
No man’s land No man's land is land that is unoccupied or is under dispute between parties that leave it unoccupied due to fear or uncertainty.
Infantry soldiers marching or fighting on foot.
Gas Mask a protective mask used to cover a person's face as a defense against poisonous gas.
Dead in the middle when the bodies of fallen soldiers are in the middle of the trench.
Support troops troops that come in to help if the regular troops need help.
Reinforcement the action or process of reinforcing or strengthening.
Western front The Western Front was the name the Germans gave to a series of trenches that ran 700 kilometres from the Belgian coast to the Swiss border.
 

 



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