Tag:military=trench

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Lancashire Fusiliers trench Beaumont Hamel 1916.jpg
Description
A military trench: an excavation in the ground that is generally deeper than it is wide, dug into the ground as a barrier for military purposes (e.g. trench warfare) Edit or translate this description.
Group: Military
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The tag military=trench is used to map a military trench: An excavation in the ground that is generally deeper than it is wide, dug into the ground as a barrier for military purposes (e.g. trench warfare).

Also see barrier=ditch for all types of ditches and trenches which serve as barriers, including non-military trenches.

How to Map

Create a node or a way and tag it with military=trench. In addition the tag trench=* can be used to indicate major details in the trench walls:

  • trench=firestep - A step or platform in the front side of a military trench that soldiers can stand on and fire over the parapet.
  • trench=dugout - A pit dug into the ground as a shelter, especially from enemy fire.