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Facts and Myths: Life in a First World War Trench – GI 23 193 (Face to Face and Online)

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28 June 2024 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm BST

Tutor: Lorraine Spindler BA (Hons) Dip Euro Hum

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Date: 28 June 2024
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
£42 – £51
Reference Code:
GI 23 193
Ward Street
Guildford, Surrey GU1 4LH


We will examine primary sources, historical records, and archaeology to discover life in a First World War trench. How often were the soldiers engaged in hand-to-hand combat? Were the trenches always waterlogged, rat infested and filthy? How often was a soldier on the front line? Once in the trenches, were the soldiers under constant enemy fire? Was trench warfare futile?

There will be a 1-hour break for lunch.


he Royal Irish Rifles in a communication trench at the Somme battlefield, 1 July 1916. Colourised image by Robbie1878 via DeviantArt.

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