Video Lecture

Trenches of the 11th Cheshire Regiment at Ovillers-la-Boisselle, on the Somme, July 1916. One sentry keeps watch while the others sleep.

This lecture will help you understand what trench warfare was like. In the video, historian Everett Sharp from the University of Oxford conducts a tour of World War I trenches in France, and discusses the hardships of trench warfare on the Western Front.

University of Oxford Podcasts, Everett Sharp, ‘Trench Warfare’, 29 July 2008 (Duration: 13:32).