James Taylor
Thursday 8 November 2018

From late 1914, the opposing armies in France and Belgium began to dig trenches to protect themselves from murderous fire

By late 1914 the war on the Western Front had become deadlocked. Neither side had achieved victory in northern France and Belgium. They now dug trenches to protect themselves from each other’s murderous fire. Life for a front line soldier could be tense and terrifying. But it was mainly horribly uncomfortable and dreary.

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British First World War period trench sign

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