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An Abandoned British Trench, World War I

An abandoned British trench which had been captured by the Germans. In the background, German soldiers on horseback view the scene.The tenches were not only where soldiers fought and waited to advance, they were where they lived. Trenches were filthy and uncomfortable.

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An abandoned British trench, World War I
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[Abandoned British trench which was captured by the Germans; in background, German soldiers on horseback view the scene]. 1914-1918. Photographic Print. Library of Congress: Prints and Photographs Division. (Accessed December 7, 2018).

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