Man Builds 60ft-Long World War I Trench In His Back Garden – And Then Invites History Buffs Round for Re-Enactment

Posted by admin on Nov 2, 2012

Surrounded by barbed wire, sandbags and mud, this 60ft trench is barely distinguishable from those occupied by British soldiers fighting in the First World War almost a century ago.

The enormous dugout has been painstakingly recreated by an ex-history teacher in his back garden in Surrey, and the dedicated 55-year-old even spent 24 hours living in its confines with a team of volunteers as part of his efforts to experience life as a WWI soldier.

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