The Western Front, 1914-18 Study Guide Public

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This topics covered in this course include, The Western Front, Key British Battles, Wounds and Injuries and Treatment and Care for the Wounded. This course includes notes, slides and diagrams that provides excellent study material for students, with Western Front quizzes and flashcards to test knowledge and assessment.

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We begin our Course with a note giving some context around the Western Front. Advances in weaponry and technology meant that the dynamics of war had changed. Instead of wars of movements, the world was now introduced to wars of attrition.
Learn about the town of Ypres which became an important battleground on the Western Front as the German army eyed a route to the Channel ports of Calais and Dunkirk. This short slideset details the action that occurred around Ypres.
This handy flowchart provides a summary of the Key Battles along the British Sector of the Western Front 1914-1918. From the Battle of The Marne that lead to trench warfare all the way through to 1918 and Armistice, it's here in a visual guide.
As a result of the weaponry and nature of battle, injuries in the First World War were of a unprecedented type and on a unprecedented scale. The slide deck illustrates the new types of wounds and injuries from artillery, gas and shell shock.
Trench warfare also introduced a horrific level of new illness and disease that needed to be treated. To learn more about Infection, trench fever and trench foot read this set of slides that explain the features and treatments of these diseases.
How were the wounded cared and treated for? This note takes readers through the logistics behind the care operation on the Western Front, and presents background on the Royal Army Medical Corps and the First Aid Nursing Yeomanry.
The development of new types of weapons in World War One caused death and injury on a scale never seen before: Learn about new methods of treating soldiers such as vaccinations, amputations, surgery, transfusions and the development of aseptic surgery.
There were huge improvements in the level of care developed during World War 1. Use this summary chart to understand more about the legacy of treatments first developed at the Western Front and how they still endure today.
Review This is an opportunity to review the content outlined in the course. The following modules are:  Flashcards - these remind the individual of the key concepts and events that have been presented in the course Quiz - this  presents an opportunity to test your knowledge regarding the content viewed
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Use this set of flashcards to learn the key concepts required to demonstrate knowledge of Medical Treatments in the Western Front. You can mark the terms you know as you proceed to get a guide on how much you know and what to focus on.
You've taken the Course, now its time to found out what you've learnt. This interactive quiz tests your knowledge on all the preceding material and helps you prepare to tackle the GCSE Western Front History exam. Good luck!