The Wipers Times was a trench magazine that was published by British soldiers fighting in the Ypres Salient during the First World War.. In early 1916, the 12th Battalion, Sherwood Foresters, was stationed in the front line at Ypres, Belgium, and came across a printing press abandoned by a Belgian who had, in the words of the editor, "stood not on the order of his going, but gone."
Trenches were dug in a zigzag pattern so that if an enemy entered the trench, he could not fire straight down the line. A typical trench system included a line of three or four trenches: the front line (also called the outpost or the fire line), the support trench, and the reserve trench, all built parallel to one another and anywhere from 100 ... Jun 07, 2011 · CHRISTMAS IN THE TRENCHES Oh, my name is Francis Tolliver, I come from Liverpool, Two years ago the war was waiting for me after school. From Belgium and to Flanders, Germany to here, I have fought for King and country I love dear. ’Twas Christmas in the trenches and the frost so bitter hung,