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HISTORY Life in the Trenches in the First World War What was a trench? A typical day in the trenches A long narrow ditch in the ground where soldiers lived and fought No man s land : territory between two trenches Awful living conditions Typical diseases: trench foot and shell shock Significant event: December 25th, 1914, British and German soldiers played football on no man s land Everyday habits Rest only in the afternoon: they played cards or wrote letters Sleep one hour per night The Suffragettes History of the movement Famous suffragettes 1903: WSPU (Women Social and Political Union) founded in the UK 1906: name suffragettes invented by a journalist of the Daily Mail (the term derives from suffragist) They wanted the right to vote for women Sometimes violent protests 1918: Representation of the People Act gave women aged 30 or above the right to vote Millicent Fawcett: the first feminist in history; founded the National Women Suffrage; peaceful protests; the first woman to have a statue in Parliament Square (London) Emmeline Pankhurst: founded the WSPU; violent protests; in 1999 named as one of the 100 most important people of the 20th century Edith Garrud: first female martial artist instructor; in 1906 joined The Women s Freedom League; she organised a self-defence club for women The Attack on Pearl Harbor Surprise attack Consequences 7th December 1941: Japanese attack on American naval base of Pearl Harbor (Hawaii) US Intelligence expected an attack on a European colony of the South Pacific The attack happened in the morning American fleet partly destroyed 8th December 1941: President Roosevelt declared war on Japan 11th December: Germany and Italy declared war on the USA In Congress, Janette Ranking voted against Roosevelt s war declaration 125

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