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The Trench Experience: France 1917

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Published on Feb 14, 2008

This unique set was designed for a First World War public event in 2007 at the Royal Armouries museum, Fort Nelson, near Portsmouth, when it was viewed by several thousand visitors on guided, scripted tours. The film was shot from the viewpoint of a public tour and gives an idea of this amazing and innovative audience experience.

You can see the WWI trench in action again for yourself at Fort Nelson during the 90th anniversary "Over the Top 1918" event on Sun 25th & Mon 26th May 2008 and the Veteran's Day commemorations on Sat 5th & Sun 6th July 2008.

It will be redressed as a 1943 Stalingrad bunker for the "Achtung Panzer" WWII event on Sun 23rd & Mon 24th March and as an 1864 Petersburg American Civil War fortification (complete with Victorian mortar firing) for the "Stars & Stripes" through the ages event on Sun 4th & Mon 5th May. For further details go to www.royalarmouries.org/whatson and click on Fort Nelson

The trench set was constructed by Stephen Wisdom of Ancient Wisdom, manned by The Great War Society and filmed by Rob Thrush of Chard House Media

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