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i luv chocolate For the short duration of your stay in the trench you will need to learn what you are going to stay in. First you must know what which part of the trench is called and what it is used for. The Parados is the rear side of the trench that is not facing your enemy. You should build this higher than the parapet which is facing your enemy so that your head will not stand out against the bare sky in the extremely unlikely event that you are being aimed at through a sniper. The parapet as mentioned before is the bank facing the enemy line. There should be two of three feet of sandbags stacked above the parapet. The trench board or fire step is where you shall stand to shoot at your barbarous enemies. The fire step is about two or three feet high.

You will also need to know about dugouts. Dugouts, not shown in the diagram are protective holes dug out of the sides of trenches. The size of dugouts varies a great deal and sometimes can house over ten men. They are roofed with corrugated iron or brushwood and then covered with a minimum of 9 inches of earth. The sandbags are piled up and they are good cover from the unlikely event of shell attack or bullets. The barbed wire will guarantee you from an enemy attack. It can stretch from a few meters to ten or more where more protection is needed. As shown in the diagram as bolt holes you may encounter funk holes. These are a place to keep dry and rest but it is not recommended sleeping in them. They are dug into the parados.

The trenches should be dug in a zigzag pattern so creating fire-bays and traverses. This is so in the unlikely event of a successful shell bombardment only that part of the trench would be affected therefore leaving minimal damage. This is only necessary in the front line trenches. Traverses are the angled parts of this pattern and fire bays are the straights running parallel to the enemy front line.

The latrines are the name given to trench toilets. They are usually pits, 4 ft....

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