New York State Archives, NYSA_A3167-78A_B1_F1_TroySoldiers
Troy soldiers charging on the Western Front. Excerpt from "Troy’s Part in the World War 1918."
What was the purpose of using the battle tactic of "charging" in years before World War I?
Why were charges so deadly during World War I?
The bayonet charge was only one of many tactics that changed during World War I. Find and explain why another tactic was introduced or discontinued during World War I.
Math: After repeated charges, British and Commonwealth soldiers suffered 60,000 casualties in one day of battle on July 1, 1916. If about 20,000 of the casualties were wounded and not killed, what percent (to the nearest percent) did not return from the battle?
English: Write a journal entry as if you are soldier who knows he will be taking place in a charge the next morning.
Empey, Guy. Over the Top: An American Soldier Who Went. New York: G.P. Putnam’s Sons, 1917.
Chappell, Michael. The Somme 1916: Crucible of a British Army. London: Windrow & Greene, 1995.