* Porta-potties cannot always be expected to replace slit trenches
since they are dependent on the availability of maintenance equipment in theater.
"There were some slit trenches
that were not properly filled, and there were a lot of trails that were not completely obliterated.
We receive many campaign histories, but all too few of them tell of the day-to-day life of the "squaddy" in Italy (where it was not all sunshine and vino), slit trenches
in Germany, the back-breaking Korean hills (and the joys of R&R in Tokyo), and the constant slopping around of anything not battened down in an Atlantic corvette.
Without revetment materials to shore up their slit trenches
, Dearing had his men shelter in the APC to protect themselves.
They hadn't been overrun in their slit trenches
It was ideal for wet and wintry nights in the slit trenches
Artillery duels kept men's heads down, and regular raids by Stuka dive-bombers made deep and narrow slit trenches