Trench Life: Trench Systems (3)
Trench Systems (3)
Trenches were designed as being in a zig-zag shape so that if a shell landed in the trench it would not blast along it entire length. It was also easier to defend if the enemy got into the trench. However it also made things confusing, and the soldiers felt disorientated and got lost.
See how this might have felt in the video opposite.
A brief guide to life and conditions in the trenches on the Western Front.
Created by Stuart Lee.