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Shelling near the British trenches, Western Front, during World War I. This photograph must have been taken by one of the official war photographers as it appears to have been shot from inside a frontline trench. It shows two great plumes of earth and stones erupting not far in front of the trench, as a result of German shelling. The constant danger and noise of the shelling caused many men to suffer from shell-shock, as well as more obvious and easily treated injuries.

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About Fionnuala Barrett

I am a master's student of nineteenth-century English literature at Lady Margaret Hall, Oxford. For the WW1C project I have been overseeing the @Arras95 live-tweeting project, as well as researching resources to add to the project library.
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