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  1. trenches on display

    Finally the trench project is done
    I took these with my phone so not the clearest perhaps
    the information sheets and maps are to be properly reproduced and mounted by the museum for this exhibition
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    the view from the British trench
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    the viw from the German ...
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  2. January's work bench

    I keep calling this January's work bench when it is now April, still, nearly finished.
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    I have had to shorten the project's length, as I have run out of money and time, but the effect is still there I hope.
    There are approximately 134 scale yards between the two front lines, I left the side of our staircase in the picture so you can get some idea of size...the boards measure 2010mm in length and 440mm wide. The original plan was to have it 2760mm ...
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  3. January's work bench

    The German lines about done. there is a bit of tidying and blending of edges to finish, but the figures are glued in nowName:  german trench defence 1.jpg
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    the barbed wire is copper electrical strand (,020mm) coiled round the handle of a modelling knife, or laid out straight and turned around the wooden posts.
    the post are match sticks, halved in length, and then quartered lenthwise, and pushed into the base materialName:  German wire 1.jpg
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  4. January's work bench

    I have been working on the German trenches for while

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    The intention is to show how the Germans were building more permanent defensive positions
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    with better weapons siting
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    wider, more solidly constructed trenches
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    this last however shows the result of a direct hit (off stage) from Archie.

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  5. January's work bench

    So here is the latest version of the british jumping off trenches, sandbags removed as the only parapet shown in contemporary photos is made of chalk spoil from the trenches themselves (yet to be painted). I have done my best to show dirty calk in the trench floor, and thrown up by German counter shelling
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