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Trench Warfare

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English, First World War, History, Warfare

The First World War is undoubtedly one of the biggest turning points in modern history for Britain and the world. It affected those that fought on the front line, those that supported behind it and those that were left at home. Pals Battalions had a particular effect on the soldiers fighting spirit and those at home. Not only that, but the weapons, armour and experiences of the soldiers also inspired famous art work, music, film and literacy.

Use the below video to explore the weapons and armour used in the war, as well as the human stories behind them and the poetry it inspired. Then download the Trench Warfare Home Learners Pack (pdf, 1MB) to explore more about these incredible objects and what they can teach us about one of the biggest events in modern history.



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Visit our collection online to see the Short Magazine Lee Enfield Rifle, Bayonet, Trench Club and BEF Body Armour.



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Learning packs and resources

Trench Warfare Home Learners Pack (pdf, 1 MB)

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