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Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Trench of Death

This site where, regiment after regiment, the entire Belgian army toiled, fought and struggled for life, was the heart of the resistance until the morning of the glorious offensive of 28 September 1918. It remains one of the most evocative reminders of the war in the Westhoek. A kilometre (0.6 mile)-long network of revetments, saps and dug-outs, the trench was one of the most dangerous Belgian positions on the Western Front, situated just 50 metres (55 yards) from a German bunker. As a result, it was subjected to almost constant fire from German snipers and machine guns. - See more at:

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