Soldiers sometimes passed time making “Trench Art” – usually gifts which could be sent to loved ones at home, made from discarded objects found in the trench.…… Read more “Trench Art”
A small Bible designed to be kept in the pocket of a soldiers’ uniform for easy reference and support.
Lower leg wrappings are an iconic part of the First World War uniform. Most soldiers wore ‘puttees’ – strips of cloth wound around the lower leg like…… Read more “Leather Greaves”
A bayonet is a blade which can be attached to the end of a rifle in order to allow that weapon to be used as a spear.…… Read more “WW1 Bayonet”
A short spade carried by an individual soldier for entrenching and other digging works such as latrines and graves. During World War One soldiers routinely sharpened the…… Read more “WW1 Entrenching Spade”