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What Was Life Like In The Trenches?

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What Was Life Like In The Trenches? You might be thinking that life in trenches was non-stop death, violence, and pain. But have you ever thought about why? Or what do soldiers do in their trenches when they're not fighting or dying? Do you always trust sources when you read them? Do you always believe what they say on television documentaries? How can you without a source of evidence? I am going to be telling you what life was really like in the trenches. Firstly, soldiers had to put up with conditions in the trenches. This could have been really tough. Sometimes, it would downpour; there would be gales of wind it was such blustery weather. They couldn't exactly put up a tent or get out an umbrella. There wasn't anything really they could do. ...read more.

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They tended to get very bored when they weren't fighting. All they could do was sit there and wait. Also they usually go dreadfully hungry. There wasn't much food to live on and whatever they had, it had to be shared out between all of them. This could have made them feel very agitated. When the soldiers got time to sleep, they sometimes had bad dreams and nightmares. This made them scared and worried about the war. Sometimes the dreams were bad things happening to the soldiers' family. This also made the soldier feel panicked, as they hadn't seen their family for a long time. Being a soldier wasn't the best job in the world either. Each soldier must have seen or experienced something gruelling that they didn't really want to see. ...read more.

Conclusion

It is biased since it only uses one man's opinion towards the trenches. What the author of this poem is trying to express is that the whole war was terrible and there was no good bites or fun involved. That's is certainly not true, because during Christmas, the different sides of each army came together and played football with each other. This proves that they did have some fun and it wasn't all fighting and death. Overall, what was life like in the trenches? Well I think it was rough at times for the soldiers but they could have got over that and they were allowed to have some fun. Day after day was not just death but it was calm and peaceful at times. Soldiers did get to have some sleep and they did get a fair amount of food to eat. So in general I think life in the trenches was balanced and not how most people make it out to be like. ...read more.

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