Trenches And Trenchlife.

Trenches, long, deep ditches dug as protective defences are most often associated with World War I, and the results of trench warfare in that conflict were hellish indeed. Trench warfare in World War I was employed primarily on the Western Front, an area of northern France and Belgium that saw combat between German troops and Allied …

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A Little Bit Of WW2 Weird.

Ice Aircraft Carriers, the ‘Bergships’ Project Habakkuk was a British plan by Geoffrey Pyke to build aircraft carriers out of pykrete (a mixture of wood pulp and ice). The carriers, nicknamed “bergships” were to operate as landing platforms for aircraft in the war against the German U-boats in the mid-Atlantic. A small prototype was constructed …

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WW1’s Biggest Blast.

A blast that obliterated 10,000 Germans. When the British detonated 19 mines at Messines on 7 June 1917, it was the biggest man-made explosion ever seen. In the minutes before 3.10am – Zero Hour on Zero Day – silence descended for the first time in weeks over Messines. The ridge lay at the southern end …

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