got five relatives buried on the Western Front. I think to myself, any of them train here? other sets of practice trenches have been found in Britain, but this is easily the Nike Lebron Xiii Low White most extensive. Conservation body English Heritage, which announced the find Friday, said the task of mapping and documenting the site has just begun. There were no immediate plans to turn it into a tourist site or build a museum around it.
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This overgrown and oddly corrugated patch of heathland on England south coast was once a practice battlefield, complete with trenches, weapons and barbed wire. Thousands of troops trained here to take on the German army. After the 1918 victory which cost 1 million Britons their lives the site was forgotten, until it was recently rediscovered by a local official with an interest in military history.
Now the trenches are being used to reveal how the Great War transformed Britain physically as well as socially. As living memories of the conflict fade, historians hope these physical traces can help preserve the story of the war for future generations.
GOSPORT, England Two lines of trenches face off across No Man Land. A soldier marches, rifle in hand, along a ditch. These are instantly familiar images of World War I but this is Britain, a century on and an English Channel away from the battlefields of the Western Front.
British army Rifleman Stuart Gray walks on a WW1 practise trench as he poses for the photographers in Gosport, southern England, Thursday, March 6, 2014. This overgrown and oddly corrugated patch of heathland on England's south coast was once a practice battlefield, complete with trenches, weapons and barbed wire. Thousands of troops trained here to take on the Germany army. After the 1918 victory _ which cost 1 million Britons their lives _ the site was forgotten, until it was recently rediscovered by a local official with an interest in military history. Now the trenches are being used to reveal how the Great War transformed Britain _ physically as well as socially. As living memories of the conflict fade, historians hope these physical traces can help preserve the story of the war for future generations. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis)
The discovery is already providing ammunition for those who reject the led by donkeys view of the war, which argues that incompetent officers led ill prepared troops into needless slaughter.
was one of those jaw dropping moments, Harper said.
It hoped amateur historians will comb family archives, local newspapers and other sources for evidence of everything from military bases and prisoner of war camps to munitions factories, pillboxes and listening posts.
observation posts. And then there was an opposing set, 300 yards (meters) away.
human story I love that to be the meat put on the bones of what we have.
Historian Dan Snow said the elaborate mock battlefield how seriously they took the business of training. had to send the guys out to France to do the hardest of tasks, something no one had done before, and that is defeat the German army when they were dug in, Snow said. to break that deadlock? Well, the answer is right here in front of us. Massive, massive preparation. find is being used to launch a campaign, Home Front Legacy, which aims to record as many physical traces of the war as possible. Even though the four year conflict was largely fought outside Britain, the war transformed the country landscape in ways that have often been forgotten.
forgotten trenches hints at how World War I transformed Britain
now lost our First World War veterans. You not going to get a firsthand account, said Richard Osgood, an archaeologist with the Ministry of Defence, which owns the land. many ways, the truest witness is the archaeology and the legacy left behind. trenches, near the town of Gosport, about 80 miles (130 kilometres) south of London, were rediscovered a few months ago by Robert Harper, head of conservation at the local council. A military history buff, he noticed some crenellated lines on a 1950s aerial photograph of the area, and was startled to recognize the pattern of classic British trench system. was even more surprised when he had a look at the land a local picnic spot and found the contours of the trenches still clearly visible under a thick covering of bracken, gorse and grass. Nike Metcon 2 Women's Amazon
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