Importance Of Daily Life In The Trenches

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Daily Life in the Trenches Outline
I. Fighting
• “Stand-to”:
Also known as “Stand-to-Arms”, the process was observed morning and night by both sides of the war. Each man had to climb up the fire step to guard against an attack from the enemy. Stand-to can last up to an hour, after which men are ordered to stand down for breakfast. This repetitive process later became known as “the morning hate”.
• Most enemy attacks happened at dawn and dusk so the soldiers had to be aware of their surroundings. Attacks could happen when they least expect it.
Trench warfare was so intense that 10% of all the soldiers who fought were killed.

II. Food and Inspection
• The regular supply of rations to troops serving in the trenches was a key requirement
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