scrapironflotilla: German soldiers exiting a tunnel, 1915. One…

scrapironflotilla:

German soldiers exiting a tunnel, 1915.

One of the most common drills for soldiers at the front was practicing bombardment drills. The soldiers had to be experienced in getting down into the bomb proof shelters that were dug into the ground, sometimes as deep as 40 or 50 feet. They would then practice exiting these shelters and getting back into firing positions as quickly as possible in order to meet an enemy attack.