The First World War 3
Trench warfare was the main method of fighting throughout the war.

The First World War 3

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Battles and trenches were common in the First World War. In History, legend has it that on Christmas Day 1915 British and German soldiers left their trenches for a friendly game of football - a truce that was very short-lived. What did they use as the ball?

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1.
The letters BEF stood for what?
Branch of the Elite Forces
Bravest Elite Fighters
Brigade of Experienced Footsoldiers
British Expeditionary Force
They were the first British troops at the front line
2.
There was stalemate at which battle of late 1914?
Brest-Litovsk
Loos
Passchendaele
Ypres
3.
What was the first major battle of the war?
Mons
The Somme
Verdun
Ypres
In Belgium - it slowed down the German advance
4.
What weapon was used for the first time at the 2nd Battle of Ypres?
Grenades
Machine guns
Poison gas
Tanks
Used first by the Germans but others retaliated with it
5.
Land between opposing trenches was known as.....?
Death valley
No man's land
The pit of peril
The wasteland
6.
Ypres was the site of how many battles?
2
3
4
5
Ypres is a Belgian town near the French border
7.
What did it mean to 'go over the top'?
Climb hills for lookout points
Ignore an officer's orders
Leave the trenches to attack the enemy
Use madness as an excuse to be sent home
Soldiers were instantly cut down by enemy gunfire
8.
What was the main method of fighting throughout the war?
Airborne warfare
Cavalry raids
Nuclear warfare
Trench warfare
Trenches were dug from Belgium to Switzerland
9.
What was not a feature of the trenches?
Barbed wire defenses
Deep, heavy mud
Rats and disease
Warm dry dormitories
An infection called trench foot could result in amputation
10.
Which river near Paris saw a battle of September 1914?
Garonne
Marne
Oise
Seine
The Germans were forced to retreat
Author:  Jan Crompton

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