Now all roads lead to France and heavy is the tread
Of the living; but the dead returning lightly dance.
Edward Thomas, Roads

Sunday, March 5, 2017

Five Revealing Photographs About Life in the Trenches

The Value of Barbed Wire

Most Trenches Were Narrow


The Germans Built Their Trenches for the Long Haul

Rank Has Its Privileges (This Is the Commandant's Outpost)


  1. Germans built trenches for long haul in the Western Front, because they had chosen to remain on the defensive. British and French trenches were not built with the idea of staying in place, but of forward advancement. Right?

    1. Absolutely...the Allies were on the offensive to repulse the invaders. The Allies saw trenches as necessary emplacements in preparation for the offensive action to drive the Germans from French/Belgium soil.