World War I Questions and Answers
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How did World War I impact the soldiers who fought in it?

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World War I was the first modern war. Chemical warfare and modern weapons were just some of the obstacles soldiers faced. The war in Europe also involved terrible weather and close combat. It also had a devastatingly high death rate. Soldiers who returned were often missing limbs or other body parts, because while weapons had advanced some, so had medicine. It was good enough to keep soldiers alive, but not good enough to keep them whole. It was also the first war where we...

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