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World War One - What is a Trench?

Trench warfare characterised much of the fighting during World War One, particularly along the Western Front. Trench systems were complicated with many interlinking lines of trenches.

Click around the diagrams of a trench system and a front line trench cross section to learn more about the structures of trenches.

Trench System

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Front Line Trench Cross Section

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Trench Diagrams courtesy
 The History of the British Army in the Great War

 

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