Trenches were a common feature of warfare during World War I
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Trenches were a common feature of warfare during World War I. They were long, narrow ditches dug into the ground for soldiers to take cover from enemy fire and artillery bombardment. Trenches could be up to several miles long and often had multiple layers of defense. They provided protection from bullets and shrapnel, but also posed their own dangers such as disease, lice infestations, rats, and poison gas attacks. Despite these risks, trenches allowed soldiers to stay relatively safe while they waited for orders or reinforcements. The use was a major factor in the stalemate that characterized much of WWI combat on the Western Front.