9-1 Paper 1 Section A: WWI Trenches


Welcome to the Environment Study: WWI Trenches

Below you will find:

Key Documents

Links / Videos

Every lesson's powerpoint


Using Sources to find information:

Lesson 1: Introduction to Trenches Course

Arthur's Story: Using sources intro

Source Log Table

Useful Websites / Links

WWI: The Medical Front:

BBC: WWI Injuries & Treatment

BBC: WWI Medicine

Imperial War Museum: Western Front

Imperial War Museum: WWI



Q2a: Example answer task


Aseptic Surgery, X-Rays, Blood transfusion / storage

Historical context: Medicine in the early 20th Century:


Historical context: British sector of the Western Front:

Trenches: Structure / set up

4 Key Battles: Ypres, Battle of the Somme, Arras & Cambrai

Transport & problems


Conditions requiring medical treatment:

Trench Foot, Trench Fever, Shellshock, Head injuries & Gas attacks


RAMC & FANY: Chain of Evacuation

The work of the RAMC & FANY:


Significance of the Western Front for experiments in Surgery & Medicine

Thomas Splint / Mobile X-Ray / Blood transfusion & storage / Head injuries & Plastic Surgery


You will find EVERY lesson of this course (in period order) below:

Editable versions available here.



TRENCHES TOPIC MAP (Knowledge Checklist)