Trench Life: Over The Top
Over The Top
To attack the enemy trench the soldiers had to scale ladders to exit their own trench, or scramble up, and go ‘over the top’. They then walked or ran across No Man’s Land in an attempt to get into the enemy trench, often in the face of artillery and machine gun fire.
A brief guide to life and conditions in the trenches on the Western Front.
Created by Stuart Lee.