The difference between foxholes and slit trenches

Michael Dorosh

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Matter of terminology; slit trenches were what British and Canadian troops called foxholes.

From INFANTRY TRAINING 1937, how to dig a revetted and unrevetted slit trench.

And a photo:

Pte Tom Wyton of the 1st Hereford Regiment digs his slit trench a little deeper. The Germans are just across the road from this point.
 

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Why do I suddenly have visions of Commonwealth officers running around under fire busily fussing with tape measures?
 
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