My Life In The Trenches

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Life in the trenches, during World War I, was a horrible experience for the soldiers of that time. Many soldiers were faced with death during these times. The sources of their deaths were either enemy attacks or their contraction of harmful diseases. Another major obstacle, in the trenches, was of the infestation of rats. Rats, either black or brown, were feared and were nuisances to the soldiers. Brown rats, especially, were detested due to their tendencies to feed on human remains, including the eyes and liver of a corpse. They reproduced at a rapid rate and were viewed in great distaste. A further nuisance was of lice. It was contagious and spread rapidly through the trenches. The cause for this was the filthy environment of the trenches.

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