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Havre and the War Involving World

Life in the trenches, combat and the end of the war


February 2, 2018

Photo compliments of Keith Doll

American soldiers crouch in no man's land during World War I.

Editor's note: This is the second in a series of three articles by Keith Doll. The first ran in the Havre Daily News Dec. 28

Life in the trenches was beyond horrid and unbearable. You might be new to the front line and told not to look out because of snipers. Some still did and a sniper shot him in the face. Shrapnel and bullets caused many head and neck injuries in the Great War, helping the start of plastic surgery. Soon, the need for steel helmets arose. Before 1915 the helmets were made of hard leather, cork fibers or fabric. Some were ornamental depicting the nation, like the German s...

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