The History Project

The History Project

I am going to write about the life in the trenches. The ten topics that I am going to write about is the trenches, dugout, parapet, no man’s land, snipers, the rats, lice that the soldiers had and trenches fever and foot that they had some troubles with at that time. The trenches were basically a long hole that where just deep enough to cover your height of the body. The trenches were made for protection from artillery and sniper. The trenches were really smelly and hundreds of dead people eaten by huge rats. There were no toilets so they used buckets to pee in it so the sewage is getting flooded. People also can’t shower so they have a lot of lice. A lot of Tommie’s work by repairing trench and etc. Soldiers play card games and some do course at that time.

Dugouts usually sited close to the trench line. Often within or below the trench wall were used as a form of underground shelter and rest for both troops and officers. Occupants of dug-outs would eat their meals, arrange meetings and often make their bed there.

The parapet formed the side of the trench directly facing the enemy line. In order to protect the heads and shoulders of the men’s
The parapet was invariably lined with several feet of sandbags. The layer of the sandbags protected by rifle fire but didn’t protect for artillery shell fire.

Most commonly associated with the First World War the phrase "no man's land" actually dates back until at least the 14th century. Its meaning was clear to all sides no man's land represented the area of ground between opposing armies in this case, between trenches.

While sniping was both a recognized military practice and hobby (such as hunting for animals) was known to date back at least until the eighteenth century. Early proponents of sniping in the First World War tended to be talented amateurs drafted in to the armed services once it became clear that this peculiar brand of war was ideally suited to the static conditions of trench...

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