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Visitors to a Whittington museum will get the chance to immerse themselves in the life of a World War One soldier. The Staffordshire Regiment Museum is hosting its Night in the Trenches event on November 14. Visitors will be taken into the recreated trench system where they will see first hand some of the challenges faced troops on both sides. A spokesperson said: “The trenches came alive at night and visitors can stand by the man on sentry duty, watch the gas attack and the treatment of the wounded, and experience the crack, flash and boom of riffles and detonating munitions. “Night in the Trenches is an experience of walking through time, as visitors chat with serving men who are singing songs, carrying out duties and taking orders from their officers, before getting ready to go over the top to assault the German pillbox and trench. “Standing in the open air at night and surrounded by these dedicated re-enactors, visitors will truly experience a taste of World War One life and combat.” There will be six 45 minute tours during the event, which runs from 3pm to 8pm. Tickets are £10 for adults and £7 for children over five and senior citizens. To book visit the Staffordshire Regiment Museum or call on 01543 434394.


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