Digging trenches near Grodno. This is how the war was fought in many places. Men from their town, cities and countries would dig trenches for soldiers to fight in when the Nazi force would invade the region.
World War I soldiers in trenches during write letters home. Life in the trenches was summed up by the phrase which later became well-known: "Months of boredom punctuated by moments of extreme terror." (Netherlands Nationaal Archief) in Atlantic Monthly
Australian infantry small box respirators Ypres 1917 The soldiers are from the Battalion, Australian Division at Garter Point near Zonnebeke, Ypres sector, 27 September Australian War Memorial catalogue number
A German trench occupied by British troops near the Albert-Bapaume road at Ovillers-La Boisselle, July 1916 during the Battle of the Somme. The men are from A Company, Battalion, The Cheshire Regiment.