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Because the deep trenches protected them from bullets and shell fragments that were fired at the soldiers and so that the soldiers could be be seen (as targets).

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Q: Why did the soldiers live in the trenches?
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Where did soldiers live in world war 1?

in the trenches

Where did soldiers live during the world war 1?

tents, trenches and foxholes.

How much did trenches protect soldiers?

The soldiers would hide in the trenches and fire at the enemy.

What was a typical day for soldiers in trenches?

the typical day for the soldiers was when they had to stay in their trenches because it was snowing and it was freezing outside

Who dug the trenches in World War 1?

The soldiers themselves dug out the trenches.

Why were solders in the trenches?

It was a 'chicken and egg' situation. One side's soldiers were in the trenches to stop the other side's soldiers in their trenches from getting any advantage,.

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Where did soldiers sleep in Gallipoli?

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How did the soldiers fight from the trenches?

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Did they have a wash in the trenches?

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What were soldiers given to keep them calm in the trenches?

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