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Carlisle in Cumberland County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

The Trenches

 
 
The Trenches Marker image. Click for full size.
By Larry Gertner, September 11, 2012
1. The Trenches Marker
Inscription. The machine gun and mass artillery of World War One combat dictated an extensive development on both side of below ground fortifications that were simply known as the ‘Trenches”. Ranging from concrete structures to simple ditches, these systems allowed for secure movement of troops and supplies as well as providing facilities to defend and launch attacks. Soldier often spent many long days and nights in these trenches, enduring enemy fire, poison gas attacks as well as the elements. As you walk through the trench, see if you can identify the features that one would have found in any trench in World War One.

The trench system that we entered… had been stable since 1915, and both sides were deeply dug in, with extensive communication trenches, second-line trenches, belts of barbed-wire entangles, dugouts, and protected gun emplacements… Many of the trees had been broken by shell bursts in the past and the land was pitted with shell holes, partly eroded, and overgrown with weeds.
Private Donald D. Kyler
 
Erected by U.S. Army Heritage and Education Center.
 
Location. 40° 12.383′ N, 77° 9.503′ W. Marker is in Carlisle, Pennsylvania, in Cumberland County. Marker can be reached from Army Heritage

WWI Trench exhibit image. Click for full size.
By Larry Gertner, September 11, 2012
2. WWI Trench exhibit
Drive. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Carlisle PA 17013, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Meet Private Donald D. Kyler (here, next to this marker); Post of Command (within shouting distance of this marker); They Called Them “Hellcats” (within shouting distance of this marker); Splinter Proof (within shouting distance of this marker); The Mortar Pit (within shouting distance of this marker); Sniper's Nest (within shouting distance of this marker); Aid Station (within shouting distance of this marker); No Man's Land (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Carlisle.
 
More about this marker. Part of the Meet Pvt. Kyler/ World War I Trench System Exhibit.
 
Categories. War, World I
 
The Trenches Marker at an entrance to the exhibit. image. Click for full size.
By Larry Gertner, September 11, 2012
3. The Trenches Marker at an entrance to the exhibit.
Insert - Infantry in a trench image. Click for full size.
By Larry Gertner, September 11, 2012
4. Insert - Infantry in a trench
Insert - Trench cross-section image. Click for full size.
By Larry Gertner, September 11, 2012
5. Insert - Trench cross-section
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 4, 2017. This page originally submitted on June 3, 2017, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. This page has been viewed 116 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on June 3, 2017, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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