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Setting The Scene

- Where did all this happen?
- Why were so many animals there?
- What were the trenches and why were they dug?
- What was the Armistice?
- And why was there so much mud?


It is important to understand the battlefield situation to be able to imagine what it must have been like for both animals and men.





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