Army Basing Project Reveals Great War Training Trenches and Tunnels

An aerial view of the site. Some of the zig-zag communication trenches can be seen as dark lines in the chalk.
The scale of the tunnel system is gradually exposed at Larkhill.
A view of one of the excavated tunnels. Some were as deep as 10m, but on average most were approximately 6m deep.

THE ARMY Basing Project is responsible for the construction of new service accommodation required as the result of the withdrawal of British military units from Germany. In order to meet this demand, over 400 new houses are being built at the garrisons situated at Larkhill, Perham Down, Bulford and Tidworth in Wiltshire. The work has uncovered some remarkable First World War archaeological finds reports Mark Khan.

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