What were trenches like in ww2?
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Regarding this, did they have trenches in World War 2?
Trenches (fighting holes, slit trenches, etc) were indeed used in World War II by all major combatants. The stark difference between their use in WWI and WWII was that trenches typically did not become static front-lines for long periods of time (lasting more than six months).
One may also ask, how did they build trenches in ww2? The trenches were dug by soldiers and there were three ways to dig them. Sometimes the soldiers would simply dig the trenches straight into the ground – a method known as entrenching. Entrenching was fast, but the soldiers were open to enemy fire while they dug. Another method was to extend a trench on one end.
Also Know, where were trenches used in ww2?
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.
How long were the trenches in ww2?
It is estimated that if all the trenches built along the western front were laid end-to-end they would total over 25,000 miles long. 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.