There was widespread optimism when war was declared in August 1914 and many men signed up to fight. However, new technology in warfare led to horrendous experiences for soldiers.
How many soldiers enlisted in the British army in the first three months of the war?
What method of fighting was used in the first few months of the war?
Why were trenches constructed?
To protect soldiers from shelling
To protect soldiers from cavalry charges
To protect soldiers from machine-gun fire
Where did the Western Front trench system expand to?
From the English Channel to the German border
From the English Channel to Switzerland
From Paris to Belgium
How did soldiers move between reserve and frontline trenches?
Through support trenches
Through communication trenches
In which battle was Kitchener's volunteer army first used?
What British weapon could not be used effectively in the Battle of Loos because of the weather?
What British tactic had little effect at the Somme?
Which battalion suffered 75% casualties at the Battle of the Somme?
The 16th Battalion of the Highland Light Infantry
The 10th Battalion of the Black Watch
The McCrae's Battalion of the Royal Scots
When did the Battle of Arras take place?