Eye Deep in Hell: Trench Warfare during World War I
June 27, 2015, 1:30 PM CT
Presented by Larry Burke
Soldiers in the trenches of World War I suffered extreme temperatures, disease, and parasites in addition to the psychological stresses of war. This presentation explores events leading to the outbreak of war, and will examine the strategies and tactics of trench warfare with special emphasis on the individuals who fought the war along the Western Front. How did the soldiers cope with the immense stress of the trenches? How did they find the courage to go "over the top" into the maelstrom of no man's land? Many WWI trench warfare soldiers suffered from "shell shock," a combat stress reaction similar to today's post-traumatic stress disorder. How do the stresses of WWI relate to soldiers today?
Cloud County Historical Society Museum
Concordia, KS 66901
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Sponsored by: National Orphan Train Complex and Research Center