The Western Front: 1915-1916
The allies were in specific areas of the Western Front; Belgium the north, Britain the north central and the French held on to the rest. As you can imagine there were many conflicts that saw the armies fighting side-by-side of each other. This must have made for an interesting mix of technology as firearms, knives, bayonets, shovels and more were used daily in the trenches.
Casualties were approximately 5 million German and Austrian troops wounded or killed, over 5 million French wounded or killed, just under 3 million British wounded or killed and 58 thousand Belgians wounded or killed. Over 13 million casualties on both sides was so devastating and grand in scale that some proclaimed this "the War to end War". Sadly this was not to be.
Robin Chaudhuri, Senior Writer Atlanta Cutlery