There are many reasons why people joined up for the Army. For the people who did join up for the army they expected the war to last for a couple of months and that it would be over by Christmas. But if any of them had known that the war was going to last. Incredible images are created in ones mind as war writings are read and heard.
"Disabled" by Wilfred Owen: Literary Analysis and Interpretation
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During the First World War, many soldiers fought and died. Some survived, and some lived but were disabled for the rest of their lives, but everyone who fought in the trenches lost close friends or family members. Every soldier who fought in the trenches knew death and the smell that followed, a smell that would haunt them for the rest of their lives. Life in the trenches was often said to be hell on earth and nobody who went there argued to the contrary. In the trenches, those poor fighting men got up close and personal with death, disease, mutilation, fear, hunger, horror, lice, rats, maggots, insects, and constant threat.
Suicide In The Trenches
The meals are repetitive and some soldiers are refusing to eat, some of them starve to death. I have missed your cooking very much Mary. In any case, the worst part is the trenches.
In the conditions soldiers lived were in scratching could be dangerous or even fatal as it was an unsanitary environment. Lice was a major problem during the war. They would cover the whole body and when they would bite it cause the soldiers to itch.