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Extended writing - Type C - Would the Just War theory allow for a war with ISIS? (8)



Thinking points - Are any wars justified? WW1 facts:

1. Average life expectancy in the trenches was about six weeks. Junior officers and stretcher bearers were some of the people most at risk.

2. The war claimed the lives of at least 6,000 men a day. More than nine million soldiers died during the fighting.

3. Sixty per cent of casualties on the Western Front came from shellfire. There were also 80,000 recorded cases of shell shock.

4. Disease accounted for a third of deaths during the war. Duck boards eventually helped ease cases of trench foot, an infection caused by damp and cold. But with semi--sanctioned brothels being set up behind the frontline a massive 150,000 British soldiers came down with venereal infections.

5. There were 16,000 British conscientious objectors who refused to fight. Many received white feathers as a sign of cowardice. Some were given non--combatant roles, others were imprisoned