Thursday 29 January 2015

Night Work

Friday 29th January 1915: The 1st Bedfords are working at improving the front line trenches near Wulvergem which are in a bad way due to all the rain. Each might they work at constructing a communication trench.

Our trenches, and those of the enemy, are not simply one line but are an intricate maze of fortifications. Communication trenches lead back, more or less at right angles from the front line and connect it with the second line trench which runs parallel to it but some way back, giving a second line of defence against any enemy incursion. The work, though within our own trench system is hazardous as the sounds of work attract German shelling.

Source: X550/2/5

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