Welsh History of war 2014

The trenches were built so that soldiers could practice constructing, living in and fighting in the conditions that they would encounter on the Western Front. The construction of these trenches also developed physical fitness, ingrained drill routines and established esprit de corps. Creating a simulated battlefield exposed the soldiers to some of the stresses they would encounter.

via Welsh History Month: How Great War soldiers were made – Wales Online.

via Welsh History of war 2014.

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