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WW1 Trench Warfare

What was life like in the trenches during WW1?

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February 01, 2010 9:45PM

Lives were very bad in trenches. The walls of the trenches all turned into a mudslide so soldiers had to make them with wood and sandbags. They buried the dead in there so they don't get shot. The cause of the smell brought lice and flies. All those reasons have made diseases and it had spread rapidly. Soldiers did die, and surprisingly a lot of them died, just because of the conditions in the trenches. Soldiers complained about the quality of their tinned food, yet rations were actually quite good. They could just sit down and have a rest, but they would drift to sleep so easily. They hardly had a bath and they couldn't even sleep because of the bugs everywhere .