Weather in The Trenches

Posted by on Saturday, November 11, 2017
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In the First World War most of the fighting was in the trenches.

War is terrible in itself, weather conditions in the trenches was just another terrible aspect.

Most of the trenches were muddy and cold.

Soldiers in some cases died from exposure to the cold, as the temperature within a trench was often below zero in the winter.

Soldiers would lose limbs due to frostbite.

Trenches were often filled with rain. This caused a fungal infection called "Trench Foot." The feet that succumbed to this could turn gangrenous, and often needed to be amputated.

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