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South Wales Borderers head ‘up the line’, 1916

Troops of the 2nd Battalion, South Wales Borderers wait in the rain on their way to the front-line trenches near Montauban in October 1916. It’s a picture that’s worth 1,000 words. The men are laden down with kit: greatcoats, blankets, ammunition. They lean forward to counteract … Continue reading

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Archeology project explores Yorkshire First World War trenches

A community archaeology project supported by the Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority (YDNPA) is looking to uncover a forgotten aspect of the First World War. Members of the local community are being invited to help shed some light on three … Continue reading

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World War I trenches may be restored near Sheffield

Remains of World War I training trenches could be restored as part of the Yorkshire city of Sheffield’s commemorations of the Centenary of World War I. The Sheffield Telegraph reports that the trenches were dug at Redmires, to the west … Continue reading

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World War I trenches restored at Berkhamsted

Trenches used for training World War I troops at Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire, have been mapped and partially restored. The Hemel Gazette reports the trenches were used by more than 14,000 troops from the Inns of Court Officers’ Training Corps that prepared … Continue reading

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How trench talk changed the English language

The trenches of World War I were the birthplace of many a modern English phrase, notes The Guardian newspaper. ‘Binge’, ‘fed up’, ‘washed out’, ‘cushy’, ‘snapshot’ and ‘bloke’ are among the words the paper lists as having their origins in the conflict. Many … Continue reading

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