Views of French troops in their trenches at the front lines in the western Front during World War I
France Date:1918 Duration:1 min 17 sec Sound:NO SOUND
Views of the French Army's front line trenches on the Western Front during World War 1. They have tried to make them liveable in the face of wet winter weather. French soldiers stand upon shoulders carved into a very deep trench It has also been reinforced with vertical poles and lined with saplings and twigs. Other soldiers sit upon benches fashioned from trench sides, amidst various examples of improvements, such as dugouts, tables formed of stones, sandbagged upper barriers, partial roofing,and other similar features designed to make life more bearable. In another scene, French artillerymen use teams of horses to move caissons and field pieces through a muddy stream. An encampment and wagons are seen in the background.
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