The First World War is the clearest example of attrition warfare in all of human history. The emergence of trench warfare had catastrophic consequences for all involved in the conflict but the allies eventually managed to grind their way to victory.
Here we look at all the facts surrounding the land war covering everything from the tanks and weaponry to the soldiers themselves.
80,000 recorded cases of shell shock in the British Army.
10% of all First World War soldiers were killed in the conflict, a higher percentage than any other war in human history.
Tanks were used for the first time in World War 1.
The Germans didn’t really see the advantages of using tanks.