1⁄35The Somme 1916
Forward trench, Sap, Gas Alert Post and work party 1The forward trench consists of a number of happenings; some soldiers washing and shaving after early morning Stand Down, and Officer and NCO taking a report from a lookout. A soldier on Sentry Duty in a Gas Alert Post and several soldiers already at work on digging out a section of trench. Life in the trenches was a series of routines and guard duty. Soldiers were kept pretty busy much of the time fetching and carrying and improving the trench system.
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