What was the smell like while fighting in the trenches in World War I?


The smell in the trenches can only be imagined: rotting bodies, gunpowder, rats, human and other excrement and urine, as well as the damp smell of rotting clothes, oil, and many other smells mixed into one foul cesspit of a smell.

Updated on April 16, 2018

Original Article:

World War One Trench Warfare
By James Paterson