Archaeologists have found an officers’ toilet in a replica German trench

Started by gash, August 18, 2016, 11:36:10 pm

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Archaeologists have found an officers' toilet in a replica German trench made in the Hampshire countryside in World War One

A series of mock-up Hampshire defences known as the "Bedlam Trenches", designed to replicate the German trench systems of the Somme and teach soldiers the tactics to attack enemy lines, were impressively constructed to include shelters, an aid post and an officers' latrine, say archaeologists who have spent two weeks carrying out an intense dig at the site.

A sap - a trench used to advance and gain a territorial advantage - would have replicated the "eyes and ears" of no man's land, according to a geophysical survey and extensive excavation carried out at Perham Down, where the Kings Royal Rifle Corps, 13th Essex Regiment and two battalions of the Middlesex Regiment once prepared for World War One.

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