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Background imageTrench Collection: Porthcothan Bay Cornwall, 1950s Holiday Makers dig a trech in the sand to stop

Porthcothan Bay Cornwall, 1950s Holiday Makers dig a trech in the sand to stop cars from being driven on to the beach. The trench was 150 yards long and 2 feet deep

Background imageTrench Collection: Alan Wood, The Daily Express war correspondent with the 1st Airborne Division at Arnhem

Alan Wood, The Daily Express war correspondent with the 1st Airborne Division at Arnhem. Seen here typing out his copy for the paper from the safety of a trench. 20th September 1944

Background imageTrench Collection: Abyssinian War September 1935 Abyssinian soldiers in the trenches on the Ogadan

Abyssinian War September 1935 Abyssinian soldiers in the trenches on the Ogadan front. The soldiers have no steel helmets, gas masks or modern weapons to stop the Italian advance

Background imageTrench Collection: A large area of East Pakistan territory is under the control of the Bangladesh Freedom

A large area of East Pakistan territory is under the control of the Bangladesh Freedom Fighters. These pictures were taken on patrol with an operational unit whose camp is in the Jungle just inside

Background imageTrench Collection: Russian soldiers examine the trench in the Reich Chancellery Gardens, Berlin

Russian soldiers examine the trench in the Reich Chancellery Gardens, Berlin, were the bodies of Adolf Hitler and Eva Braun were burnt following their suicides in the Fuhrer bunker on the 30th April

Background imageTrench Collection: 8th army advances into the German Gothic line, central Italy

8th army advances into the German Gothic line, central Italy. The are occupying a trench already dig then fled, by the Germany enemy. Picture taken 16th September 1944

Background imageTrench Collection: Advancing infantry of the 15th Scottish Division, 227 Brigade Argyle

Advancing infantry of the 15th Scottish Division, 227 Brigade Argyle and Sutherland Highlanders, take up positions in newly captured trenches won from the Germans of the outer Siegfried Line

Background imageTrench Collection: A Bren gunner of the 15th Scottish Division 2nd Battalion Gordon Highlanders in one of

A Bren gunner of the 15th Scottish Division 2nd Battalion Gordon Highlanders in one of the trenches that forms the Siegfried Line looking out across the flooded landscape 10th February 1945

Background imageTrench Collection: Queen Alexandra Imperial Military Nurses of the 79th General Field Hospital prepare their

Queen Alexandra Imperial Military Nurses of the 79th General Field Hospital prepare their beds in the slit trench where they will be protected if any more bombing occurs near Bayeux. 20th June 1944

Background imageTrench Collection: First women to land in Normandy. Personnel of Queens Alexandra

First women to land in Normandy. Personnel of Queens Alexandras Imperial Military Nursing Service (QAIMNS) were the first women to arrive on the Normandy beachhead following the successful D-day

Background imageTrench Collection: Queen Alexandra Imperial Nurses of the 79th General Field Hospital prepare their beds in

Queen Alexandra Imperial Nurses of the 79th General Field Hospital prepare their beds in the slit trench where they will be protected if any more bombing occurs near Bayeux. 20th June 1944

Background imageTrench Collection: Meal time for soldiers of the Soviet Red Army on the Russian Front in the fight against

Meal time for soldiers of the Soviet Red Army on the Russian Front in the fight against the German army during the Second World War

Background imageTrench Collection: Second World War, North Africa Campaign. The 8th Army do it again

Second World War, North Africa Campaign. The 8th Army do it again. Entire Mareth defences taken. Picture shows, men (of the East Yorks)

Background imageTrench Collection: Airborne British commando troops who arrived in support of the glider troops dig in after

Airborne British commando troops who arrived in support of the glider troops dig in after crash landing in Normandy, Northern France

Background imageTrench Collection: Abyssinian War October 1935 Italian forces seen here fortifying their position in

Abyssinian War October 1935 Italian forces seen here fortifying their position in front of Edaga Hamus

Background imageTrench Collection: Archaeological dig at St Peters Church, Wooten Wawen. 9th December 1974

Archaeological dig at St Peters Church, Wooten Wawen. 9th December 1974

Background imageTrench Collection: Archaeological dig at St Peters Church, Wooten Wawen

Archaeological dig at St Peters Church, Wooten Wawen. Mrs Heather Barrie, dig director, cleaning one of the skeletons. 9th December 1974

Background imageTrench Collection: Men of the 2nd Royal Naval Brigade, Royal Naval Division

Men of the 2nd Royal Naval Brigade, Royal Naval Division, practising an attack from a trench on the Island of Imbros. June 1915

Background imageTrench Collection: Turco - Italian War Italian soldiers dug in around Tripoli

Turco - Italian War Italian soldiers dug in around Tripoli, Libya as Turkish Ottoman forces approach the city Italo-Turkish War October 1911

Background imageTrench Collection: Russian troops seen here moving up to the front prior to the Battle for Lemberg

Russian troops seen here moving up to the front prior to the Battle for Lemberg. Circa September 1914

Background imageTrench Collection: Battle of Hofstade. Belgian soldiers shelter in a trench beside a railway line

Battle of Hofstade. Belgian soldiers shelter in a trench beside a railway line. Shells bursting over them, they lost all their four commanders. Circa 25th August 1914

Background imageTrench Collection: British Royal Marines seen here enjoying a rest and a smoke in their bomb-proof shelter

British Royal Marines seen here enjoying a rest and a smoke in their bomb-proof shelter at Vieux Wien near Antwerp. Circa October 1st1914

Background imageTrench Collection: Belgian troops seen here in trenches during the Battle of Audegem 26th September 1914

Belgian troops seen here in trenches during the Battle of Audegem 26th September 1914

Background imageTrench Collection: WW2 US troops move into Northern France 1944

WW2 US troops move into Northern France 1944

Background imageTrench Collection: Belgium infantry men seen here readying to fire at the approaching enemy from their

Belgium infantry men seen here readying to fire at the approaching enemy from their trench near Sempsl. Circa September 1914

Background imageTrench Collection: Belgian soldiers seen here digging trenches before the town of Audeghem

Belgian soldiers seen here digging trenches before the town of Audeghem and setting up machine guns before the Battle. September 25th 1914

Background imageTrench Collection: Royal Marines handing out tins of Bully Beef at the earthwork defences

Royal Marines handing out tins of Bully Beef at the earthwork defences and bomb proof shelters at the last line of defence on the Lierre Road, the key to the defence of Antwerp

Background imageTrench Collection: Royal Marines handing out tins of Bully Beef at the earthwork defences

Royal Marines handing out tins of Bully Beef at the earthwork defences and bomb proof shelters at the last line of defence on the Lierre Road, the key to the defence of Antwerp

Background imageTrench Collection: British Royal Marines seen here enjoying a rest and a smoke in their bomb-proof shelter

British Royal Marines seen here enjoying a rest and a smoke in their bomb-proof shelter at Vieux Wien near Antwerp. Circa October 1st1914

Background imageTrench Collection: British soldiers waiting to fire on enemy from behind barbed wire

British soldiers waiting to fire on enemy from behind barbed wire. Our men are always glad to get a glimpse of the enemy whom they often do not see for days at a time

Background imageTrench Collection: Russians at the graveside of an Austrian officer after the Battle of Lemberg

Russians at the graveside of an Austrian officer after the Battle of Lemberg. September 1914

Background imageTrench Collection: Russian sentry stands guard over trenches overlooking the village of Halicz

Russian sentry stands guard over trenches overlooking the village of Halicz and the Dniester river August 1914

Background imageTrench Collection: Two soldiers of the Naval brigade seen here in a trench on the Lierre Road manning a

Two soldiers of the Naval brigade seen here in a trench on the Lierre Road manning a machine gun, part of the earthworks defences that are key to the defence of Antwerp

Background imageTrench Collection: A British Royal Marine seen here digging in a machine gun emplacement close to

A British Royal Marine seen here digging in a machine gun emplacement close to the Belgium port of Ostend. The Marine is being observed by three curious members of the public. August 1914 4326

Background imageTrench Collection: Scottish soldiers ready for a gas attack near the River Somme December 1916

Scottish soldiers ready for a gas attack near the River Somme December 1916

Background imageTrench Collection: Turco - Italian War An Italian army officer seen here watching his troops in action

Turco - Italian War An Italian army officer seen here watching his troops in action outside Tripoli, Libya during the annexation conflict against Ottoman forces. Italo-Turkish War November 1911



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