Bob stop fooling around! anyways,as i was saying, Trench Rats were horrible, they would hide in our tins and eat our food! I hate them! That horrid trench rat ate Frank!
Yeah! its funny when i bait them with bacon on the end of my gun the shoot them, it can get so boring here...I got caught by sergeant Joe and i got in trouble for using ammo...
Not rain again! half of our pals battalion got frostbite!
Dont worry- i made a blanket out of cobwebs! AHHHHH A SPIDER
Trench conditions in world war one wasn't exactly five star in WW1-especially when you're moving from place to place.More than 6,000 miles of trenches were dug, with the average trench being 10 feet deep and six feet wide.Trenches were usually dug out, with wood or metal holding up the sides. Sometimes more expensive material, like stone, was used. They were also lined with sandbags, as a form of reinforcement.
Im completely exhausted from trying to stay awake the whole day- And today i had duty!
The British soldiers has tin food cans and they would throw them out the trench, at night they could hear the trench rats inside of them, They were also hated because the rats ate all the food scraps-that were mostly on the soldiers' bodies!They fed on dead bodies or anything they could possibly eat. Vermin including lice were horrible- disease was spread by them, the maggots and flies also survived on the nearby remains of decomposing human and animal corpses.
This is the last of our food supplies until someone sends us some more...
Troops in the trenches were also subjected to the weather-the winter of 1916-1917 in France and Flanders was the coldest in living memory-the trenches flooded in the water, sometimes to waist height, whenever it rained. Men suffered from exposure, frostbite, trench foot (a wasting disease of the flesh caused by the foot being wet and cold, constrained into boots , for days on end) .many diseases brought on or made worse by living in such bad conditions
Soldiers in the trenches did not get much sleep. When they did, it was in the afternoon during daylight and at night only for an hour at a time. They were woken up at different times, either to complete one of their daily chores or to fight. During rest time, they wrote letters ,sung songs,recited poems,Told stories and sometimes played card games.
Lets play cards and tell stories, to get everything off our minds.
Food rations weren't distributed properly for nearly all of the wars- At the begging of WW1 , food was dished out in good quantities and most soldiers were fed enough. But after a while food supplies started running out and a lot of soldiers didn't have enough or any food to eat.
The most dangerous place any soldier could go is 'No-mans land'. It was mostly the main target, the only open area from the soldier's trench to their enemies. It was called that because you have to be very lucky to survive going there.