At the outbreak of World War One many Scottish men joined up, expecting the war to be over quickly. But the war lasted four years and there were huge casualties.
How many soldiers volunteered to join the British Army in the first three months of 1914?
When the war began in August 1914, how long did most people expect the war to last?
6 months at most
At least a year
3 or 4 years
What did it mean to go 'over the top'?
'Over the top' meant soldiers slang for going to the toilet
'Over the top' meant getting your hair cut as you had lice
'Over the top' meant to take part in full frontal assaults
What was 'shell shock'?
'Shell shock' was the name of an alcoholic drink popular with soldiers
'Shell shock' was when some men suffer a form of nervous breakdown
'Shell shock' was the soldiers slang for the ration packs they received
What did soldiers do to limit the effect of artillery fire on their trenches?
Soldiers built trenches in zigzagged lines
Soldiers built trenches in long straight lines
Soldiers built trenches in circles
When was poison gas first used during the First World War?
What was the name of the new German airships?