Hi darling! How are you? Let´s go to the living room. You can tell me some things about the war.
Hi grandma! I have just returned from the war.
Tell me some things about the trenches where you were living. What did they look like?
Ok grandma, the trenches were made of poor material and poor quality. In the trenches, rats and mud piled up. We were living in a very bad way.
And what diseases were common in such appalling conditions?
Usually in unsanitary conditions, infectious diseases such as dysentery, cholera and thypoid fever were common and spread rapidly
Trenches were used to protect soldiers from machine guns from the opposing side, grandma. Due to the trenches defending the opposing side's soldiers, the countries had to advance in their military technology. Trench warfare is a war tactic. In trench warfare, the two sides fighting each other dig trenches in a battlefield to stop the enemy from advancing.
And why were trenches so important during the war, darling?
Food was very short in Britain during War, families often sent parcels to their fathers and brothers fighting at the front. The parcels contained presents of chocolate, cake, tobacco and tinned food. But at the beginning of the war, we got just over one pound of meat, the same amount in bread and eight ounces of vegetables each day.
How did you eat?
You were in very bad condition in those trenches, I am very happy that you are here and very proud that you defended your country in the war.