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NOUN   trench warfare | -
skyttergravskrig {m}
trench warfare
grøftekrigføring {m/f}
trench warfare
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Translation for 'trench warfare' from English to Norwegian

trench warfare
skyttergravskrig {m}mil.

grøftekrigføring {m/f}mil.
Usage Examples English
  • During the First World War, the stalemate of trench warfare during on the Western Front spurred the development of the tank.
  • The onset of trench warfare after the first few months of the World War I greatly increased the demand for howitzers that gave a steep angle of descent, which were better suited than guns to the task of striking targets in a vertical plane (such as trenches), with large amounts of explosive and considerably less barrel wear.
  • Trench warfare prevailed on the Western Front from September 1914 until March 1918.
  • WW1 trench warfare caused daggers and fighting knives to come back in play.
  • The tactic of using overlapping arcs of fire came to prominence during World War I where it was a feature of trench warfare.
  • , wherein the static Alpine front line which divided Italy from Austria during that war collapses when the Germans and the Austrians forsake trench warfare and adopt blitzkrieg twenty years in advance.
  • The last large scale military use of catapults was during the trench warfare of World War I.
  • On his 19th birthday (29 November 1917), Lewis arrived at the front line in the Somme Valley in France, where he experienced trench warfare for the first time.
  • With the advent of trench warfare, lances and the cavalry that carried them ceased to play a significant role.
  • Advances in technology saw the advent of the tank (and the creation of the Royal Tank Regiment) and advances in aircraft design (and the creation of the Royal Flying Corps) which would be decisive in future battles. Trench warfare dominated Western Front strategy for most of the war, and the use of chemical weapons (disabling and poison gases) added to the devastation.
  • As a wire obstacle, it is a major feature of the fortifications in trench warfare.
  • However, the onset of trench warfare from late 1914 led to most armies decreasing their use of shrapnel in favour of high-explosive.
  • A new style arose from the 1850s to the First World War, known as trench warfare, which also led to tactical radio. Chemical warfare also began in 1915.
  • The Siege of Plevna during the Russo-Turkish War (1877–1878) proved that hastily constructed field defences could resist attacks prepared without proper resources, and were a portent of the trench warfare of World War I.
  • Due to the cramped conditions of trench warfare, the American shotguns were extremely effective.
  • He depicted the war as beginning in January 1940 and would involve heavy aerial bombing of civilians, but that it would result in a 10-year trench warfare-esque stalemate between Poland and Germany eventually leading to a worldwide societal collapse in the 1950's.
  • During the early months of World War I, it was soon discovered that the Pickelhaube did not measure up to the demanding conditions of trench warfare.
  • During and after the World War I, Lowry acted as director of shell-filling (1917–1919) and worked for the Trench Warfare Committee, Chemical Warfare Committee and Ordnance Committee.
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