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1

No mans land

The stretch of land between the 2 opposing front-line trenches

2

Dugout

Provided protection but not against a direct hit from an artillery shell

3

Why were trenches built in zig zag?

To minimize the effect of shell fire and to prevent the enemy firing down the length of the trench

4

Aircraft

Used to warn of the build-up of enemy troops before an attack

5

Drainage sump

To drain out water from the trenches

6

Duckboard

As a path over the muddy grounds , it was elevated

7

Trench foot

Painful condition of the feet caused by long time immersion in cold water or mud and marked by blackening and death of surface tissue

8

Death in trenches

Many men were buried from large shell bursts. Sniper bullets killed men on their first day. Disease killed many.

9

Likely problems for soldiers living in trenches

Rats, lice, trench foot, fevers, flooding, disease

10

Food

Bread, bully beef, hard biscuits

11

Water

Carried in empty gas cans, tasted of gasoline. Sometimes water form muddy holes was only available