Even a century on from the Great War, the terrible memories of the war in the trenches are still so vivid that they have been burned into the collective consciousness of the public. Drawing on rare footage and images from all sides of the Great War, this powerful film reveals the awful truth behind the grim stalemate in the trenches. The shocking truth is that the reality of the war in the trenches was so unspeakably horrific that it is beyond the comprehension of the average person. This film details the terrible reality of life and death in the trenches. The full litany of horror is almost beyond comprehension: poison gas, lice, rats, snipers, disease, malnutrition, shrapnel, mines, frostbite and high explosives were just some of the dangers faced by the men of all sides. Intense and shocking, this insightful documentary pulls no punches in revealing the living hell endured by those conscripted to fight for King and Country. This comprehensive film includes footage from both sides of the conflict and details the weapons and recourses available to the troops. It also graphically illustrates the grim reality of the life they had to endure whilst living and fighting in the trenches.