How did soldiers dig trenches in ww1?
Likewise, people ask, what did soldiers do in the trenches?
Trenches were common throughout the Western Front. Long, narrow trenches dug into the ground at the front, usually by the infantry soldiers who would occupy them for weeks at a time, were designed to protect World War I troops from machine-gun fire and artillery attack from the air.
Herein, how long did it take to dig trenches in ww1?
The trenches needed constant repair or they would erode from the weather and from enemy bombs. The British said it took 450 men 6 hours to build about 250 meters of a trench system. Most of the raids took place at night when soldiers could sneak across the "No Mans Land" in the dark.
Trench warfare had a massive impact on soldiers as it caused huge amounts of casualties on the battlefield and also caused health problems of the battlefield. Rain flooded trenches making them muddy, clog up weapons and make it hard to move in battle. This caused soldiers to get an infection known as Trench Foot.