Water and mud could be a problem in the trenches, particularly in the autumn and winter months. Wooden ‘duckboards’ were used to line the bottom of trenches and the sides were reinforced with sandbags. 19 more words
The Tightening Grip a brilliant propaganda postcard from the first world war it shows the Kaiser Wilhelm II of Germany in the hand of the allied powers the gap clearly closing and showing his dominant defeat.
Stories of the unofficial truce between British and German troops on Christmas Day 1914, are now well‑known, and were known about at the time, through press reports and letters from the Front. 21 more words