Showing posts with label Trench life WW1. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Trench life WW1. Show all posts

8 January 2013

Trench Life WW1



Trench life was not easy for the troops, weather conditions, lack of basic food and water. So catching rats I guess must have been a fun pursuit, did they eat them?



Ring a Ding Dong, scattered across the trenches were posts that alerted the troops of incoming gas attacks, often the sound of the bell would mean getting on the gas masks and digging in.

10 November 2012

WW1: Mealtime in the trenchs, Sunday prayers


 Mass is held in the ruins of a church at Cambrai, France, October 1918. Oh yeah churches and all places or worship were not spared in the bombings and War zones.

Either Scottish or Canadian Troops in the Chilly weather. Did he want to wear something warmer? long trousers with padded socks are in order me thinks. This is taken from the winter of 1916.