Welsh trench experience brings history to life

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A trench system has been created to educate school children across Wales about life on the Western Front in World War I.

Wales Online reports that the Back to the Front Experience has been created at Morfa Bay Adventure in Pendine, Carmarthenshire.

Director Andy Edwards says he who wanted to give youngsters a memorable history lesson and honour the Welsh soldiers who lost their lives between 1914 and 1918.

‘With all the media coverage planned for next year, I feel we have a great chance to grab children’s attention and tell them the stories that have built our history,’ said Edwards.

‘We also want to commemorate the lives lost and honour all those who suffered the terrible hardships of life in the trenches.’

The trench includes sand-bags, barbed wire and dugouts and provides an idea of the tough conditions endured by front line soldiers from all participant nations.

It is scheduled to open on 18 November.

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