Below is a list of the history pages, personal accounts, extracts and photos that have been tagged with a reference to 'Trenches'...
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During the Battle of the Somme, High wood had been taken by 7th Dragoon Guards and Deccan Horse but part had subsequently been retaken by the Germans. The division was ordered into the line on 21 July that evening. With less than twenty four hours to prepare, on 22 July 1916 the Division was ordered to attack High Wood...
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A description of the battle of Ancre in November 1916 which, for the 51st Highland Division, will be remembered as the Battle of Beaumont Hamel.
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The 51st Highland Division in the Battle of Arras during the First World War, April 1917
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Description of the 2nd attack on High wood on 30th July 1916. Extract from "The Fifty First in France" by Capt. RR Ross, Gordon Highlanders, published in 1918.
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An extract from "The Spirit of the troops is Excellent" by Derek Bird detailing the attack by the 6th Seaforth on trenches near Roclincourt during the Battle of Arras on the 9th/10th April 1917.
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Black Watch Officers c 1914/15
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Black Watch Officers, c1914/15
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Men of Black Watch in a trench. c 1914 / 15
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8th Royal Scots at work digging trenches as Capt. G. Suttie and Major Brook observe. Circa Autumn, 1914.
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British artillery bombard the German trenches immediately prior to attack, Beaumont Hamel.
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Aerial photograph looking north towards Martinpuich, showing High Wood (right) during Battle of the Somme. The trenches and scares from artillery shelling litter the landscape.
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Men of Gordons in a reserve trench. Bazentin-le-Petit. Somme. November 1916.
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A pack horse loaded with rubber trench boots (waiders) is led through the mud near Beaumont Hamel on the Somme battlefield, November 1916.
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Shell bursting amongst the barbed wire entanglements on the battlefield at Beaumont Hamel, December 1916
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A British 9.5" Trench Mortar, pictured in an old German trench in Pigeon Wood, along with its crew. Gommecourt, March 1917.
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British Mark IV Female Tanks at Plateau Station, November 1917, aboard flat-bed railway carriages prior to transportation to forward area before the Battle of Cambrai. Each Tank is fitted with a 'Fascine', a large bundle of brushwood used to aid the crossing of open trenches.
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Men of a battalion from the 51st (Highland) Division crossing captured German communication trenches near Ribecourt on their way to the front line (Battle of Cambrai), 20 November 1917.