Man! I would love to do this in my back yard. Okay . . . I would love to this in my neighbor’s back yard.

Somewhere we need to do this.

Andrew Robertshaw of Charlwood, England decided he wanted to build a World War I era trench in his garden. Robertshaw, age 55, then enlisted the help of 30 volunteers and built the 60 foot long trench – moving 200 tones of earth in the process – in about a month. After it was finished, he and a group of World War One re-enactors then camped in it for 24 hours to relive what WWI soldiers went through.

Get more background, photos, and video here.

If you’re starting your World War One unit soon, this is a great place to start. You can find more WWI goodies at the #sschat archive from January 21.

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