In the First World War, life for soldiers in the trenches was miserable. They were often cold, muddy and rat infested. Compared to the First World War, today's modern-day troops are set up with sophisticated gear, designed to adapt to the field environment.
July 28 marks 100 years since the start of the First World War. A lot has changed for soldiers since then. We take a look at what life was like as a soldier then and now.
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To mark the anniversary of the Great War, social media reached out to share little pieces of history and memorial messages.
100 years ago today #WW1 took place. I would like to thank all Canadian soldiers who faught to make Canada what it is today!— Jessie-Anne Fournier (@jfournier04) July 28, 2014