World War 1 A Day in the Trenches

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  1. liverpool annie

    liverpool annie New Member

    Apart from dodging bullets and avoiding death from enemy shells, there was a daily routine in the trenches of World War 1.


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  2. scrimnet

    scrimnet New Member

    I would like to take issue a little with the falling asleep on the fire step would lead to death by firing squad...;)

    Comparatively few were shot during WW1 compared to the amount sentenced to death...Most were commuted. I haven't the figures to hand, but will post them tomos...A large amount of the death sentences carried out were for crimes that may well have warranted capital punishment in civvy street...Murder, rape and the such like.

    Troops would only spend a week to 10 days max in the front line, they were then sent back for R&R unless there were exceptional circumstances...This doesn't mean that they were exempt from the danger of shell fire though...

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