But it is often in the trenches that the truth is most apparent.
In World War I, American G.I.s were among the many thousands killed by deadly gas in the trenches of Europe.
Soon troops from both sides exited the trenches, met their enemies in peace and even agreed not to fire on one another.
In the cold, the German and British soldiers climbed out of their trenches at a place called Mons.
I've stood in the trenches during massive nationalist protests and Israeli evacuations of Jewish homes.
"To the assault," she cried, and signed to them to throw hurdles into the trenches.
As he neared the trenches he raised his head to look for his company.
The enemy fell back, giving up the trenches to our victorious troops, and retreated to their main works on the top of the ridge.
I had sent them to Colonel Noble and he gave them to the men in the trenches.
At the moment when I caught up to him, we passed over our trenches and I turned back.
late 14c., "track cut through a wood," later "long, narrow ditch" (late 15c.), from Old French trenche "a slice, ditch" (late 13c.), from trenchier "to cut," possibly from Vulgar Latin *trincare, from Latin truncare "to cut or lop off" (see truncate). Trenches for military protection are first so called c.1500. Trench warfare first attested 1918. Trench-coat first recorded 1916, a type of coat worn by British officers in the trenches.
A long, steep-sided valley on the ocean floor. Trenches form when one tectonic plate slides beneath another plate at a subduction zone. The Marianas Trench, located in the western Pacific east of the Philippines, is the deepest known trench (10,924 m or 35,831 ft) and the deepest area in the ocean.