The Farm – All Together Now

Remember boy that your forefather’s died
Lost in millions for a country’s pride
Never mention the trenches of Belgium
When they stopped fighting and they were one

A spirit stronger than war was at work that night
December 1914 cold, clear and bright
Countries’ borders were right out of sight
They joined together and decided not to fight

All together now, all together now
All together now in no man’s land (together)
All together now (all together), all together now (all together)
All together now (together, together)
In no man’s land (together, together)

The same old story again
All those tears shed in vain
Nothing learnt and nothing gained
Only hope remains

All together now, all together now
All together now in no man’s land (together)
All together now (all together), all together now (all together)
All together now in no man’s land (together)
All together now (all together now), all together now (all together now)
All together now (together, together)
In no man’s land (together, together)

The boys had their say, they said no (all together now)
Stop the slaughter, let’s go home
Let’s go, let’s go (all together now)
Let’s go (all together now), let’s go home
All together now (together, together)
In no man’s land (together, together)
All together now (all together now), all together now (all together)
All together now (together, together)
In no man’s land (together, together)

Edited and posted by: Ángel Getán

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Weapons and tactics in the First World War: the mustard gas

The first time that the mustard gas was used in a war was by the Germans against the British soldiers in 1917 nearYpres(because of this it is also known as yperite). This type of chemical attack violated the agreements made atThe Haguein 1907. It was not the first gas used in a war, but probably it was the most effective.

The mustard gas, in fact, was a liquid, and it was no pretended to kill; his principal use was to incapacitate the enemy, causing nonlethal damage. It was shot with heavy artillery to the ground, and later it slowly vaporised damaging a lot of enemies and collapsing the medical services.

When the chemical war began, British and American quickly produced thousands of gas masks to protect their armies. The gas masks were already invented, but they improved their mass production. Even dogs and horses wore gas masks.

Written by Víctor Vicente

Posted by Ángel Getán

Curiosities during the First World War

The trenches were places where a lot of soldiers died during The First World War. Gases were dropped into the enemy trenches trying to kill them without getting in to the battle.

Both sides protected themselves with masks and animals (like dogs and mules) were protected too.

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Some weapons were reinvented to use in these trenches:

1.- Periscope fusil

2.-Fusil with a shield

3.- Grenade launcher with a kind of crossbow.

Edited by: Alberto Royo

Posted by: Ángel Getán