During the Great War millions of men lived in the trenches of the Western Front. It is almost impossible for us to really understand how they coped in such a confined space with the constant terror of enemy attack. Now, Andy Robertshaw and a group of soldiers, archaeologists, and historians use official manuals and diaries to recreate their daily lives, answering the questions: How do you go to the loo? How do you wash your clothes? How clean can you really get in a trench? How easy is it to sleep? How do you keep yourself entertained? and many more. Hour-by-hour, the Tommy's day unfolds through stunning colour photographs in this groundbreaking experiment in Great War history.
The History Press; August 2012
- ISBN 9780752484679
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- Title: 24hr Trench
- Author: Andy Robertshaw
Imprint: The History Press
About The Author
Andy Robertshaw was lead historical consultant for Spielberg's War Horse and briefly acted in the film as an officer. He is a museum curator, military historian, battlefield guide, Great War expert for the Army and the BBC, author, and broadcaster.