The soldiers used to: Read, play card games, write letters to their families, smoked, slept when they could, worte diaries, repaired their trench, sing songs, and tell jokes.
I had read in some book that they used to play dice/scrabble/sing songs/arm wrestling and other small activities that would proclaim physical superiority
They would pick lice out of their clothing, clean their weapons and read/write letters. They had to shave in filthy water. Their living conditions were horrible even when not in the trenches. They would play footie (soccer) from time to time. If they were really lucky, they'd get a pass to go to town, drink and chase women.
Wrote poems,books and diary's to recall there memories
They send letters to their loved ones
They usually didn't have much free time 'cause they were ethier fighting or on patrol. If they had free time they would have played games or read books (if they brought any). They also would have entertained themselves by singing and dancing and playing music.
Most of the time the soldiers wrote in their diaries, made up poems, sang songs, wrote letters to their loved ones and heaps more.
What did they write in their diaries? Most of the time they would write how horrible life is and what it smelled like, or if they'd been hurt. Something like that.
Hope that helped!:)
They sang songs and played cards by rosie
They used to play with cards, dice etc...
They would do what ever rather than think bout the pain about the trench foot, write poems to take their mind away.
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Many soldiers used rats as entertainment; they would place a piece of food on the floor and when the rats came round they would all hit them with their spades.By Alex
In the rare moments of boredom (boredom, really?) they gather the dead and wounded, picked lice off their bodies, rebuild bombed trenches, bailed out flooded trenches, and, if at all possible, they tried to get some sleep (which was next to impossible).
There was no time for boredom as you could be attacked at any time. Ever hear the expression three men on a light is deadly. When I was young, we always put out the match before the third could light up as one, was ready, second, aim, third, fire. So the third man on the light was dead as the opponents knew where to aim. There was no rest. And if they had leave, many got into fights. It is said that many who lost their lives in the war was due to inner fighting. You are always on guard. When I was a small child, my mom would warn me, wake your father, but make sure you were never within arms reach. True enough, I just slightly touched his toe and he jumped up fighting. War is heck and worse, because there are no innocent bystanders in heck if you know what I mean.
This question has such an obvious answer. The soldiers went to their home towns during their leave in World War 1. They visited their friends and family and spent time with their loved ones. They also looked after the pending affairs of their home and property.
They would often suck cocks and have sex when they had Free time when theres no girls they had to make do with what they had