Over the top we go ! Pt 2
WW1 game at the club, we gamed it in two sections as the table was at set at 36ft long by 6 wide.First game was in the morning and the second was after fish and chips, it was fun and a close game, Germans losted the morning but won the afternoon, 8 players in all.
Not going to talk to much about the history of WW1 but just some interesting facts i found.
1. The western front saw the digging of almost 10,000 kilometres of trenches on both sides.
2. The accumulation of water in the bottom of the trenches caused many soldiers feet to start rotting, an infliction that got the name 'trench foot'.
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3. On Christmas day 1916, soldiers from both sides came out of their trenches and played a game of football.
4. Over 200,000 men died in the trenches of WW1
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5. The open space between two sets of opposing trenches became known as No Man’s Land because no soldier wanted to traverse the distance for fear of attack.
6. World War 1 trench warfare was so intense that 10% of all the soliders who fought were killed.
7. More than 65 million men from 30 countries fought in WWI.
8. WWI is the sixth deadliest conflict in world history.
9. WWI was fought from 1914-1918 on every ocean and on almost every continent. Most of the fighting, however, took place in Europe.
10. There were over 35 million civilian and soldier casualties in WWI. Over 15 million died and 20 million were wounded.
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11. A common trick for sniping people was to send up a kite with writing on it. Anyone who raised his head to read it was shot.
12. Field Punishment Number One involved the offender being attached to a fixed object for up to two hours a day and for a period up to three months. During the First World War, these men were sometimes put in a place within range of enemy shell-fire.
13. Many men killed in the trenches were buried almost where they fell.
14. Self-inflicted harm was common in the trenches because the soldiers would get sent home. The most common method was to shot themselves in the foot.