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Life in the trenches during world war i

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Social Studies High School

Life in the Trenches During World War I

American soldiers who fought in the trenches of World War I were told they were going into a great adventure to fight for democracy. But new technology, from machine guns to poison gas, made this war more terrible than any previous war. The conditions in the trenches destroyed men’s clothes, food, and spirits. Eight and a half million soldiers and sailors died in the war, including 117,000 Americans. In this audio story you hear from an American solider who recalls what it was like to fight in the trenches of World War I.

US History II World History II Imperialism Technology World War I

Story Length: 3:45

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Lester Graham, distributed by PRX

AIR DATE: 11/07/2004

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