reconstructed walk-through display trench gives some
sense of what it was like on the Western Front. Use
it as your way into the Regimental Museum from the
Complicated systems of communication
and holding trenches were dug behind the front line
trenches. Attacks were not made from these but they
enabled troops to be reinforced and relieved. Also
essential supplies of food, ammunition and medical
equipment were stored and moved in the great network
of communication trenches.
Although not on the front line
the constant sound of gunfire would be heard and
there were still risks from gas carried by the wind.
The lack of drainage meant that in heavy rain all
trenches quickly became very muddy. They were also
infested with rats.