Councilor Graham Burgess of the local Hampsire council, holds a 1951 aerial photograph of the site, as he poses for the photographers at the site of WW1 practise trenches in Gosport, southern England,... more 
Councilor Graham Burgess of the local Hampsire council, holds a 1951 aerial photograph of the site, as he poses for the photographers at the site of WW1 practise trenches in Gosport, southern England, Thursday, March 6, 2014. This overgrown and oddly corrugated patch of heathland on England’s south coast was once a practice battlefield, complete with trenches, weapons and barbed wire. Thousands of troops trained here to take on the Germany army. After the 1918 victory _ which cost 1 million Britons their lives _ the site was forgotten, until it was recently rediscovered by a local official with an interest in military history. Now the trenches are being used to reveal how the Great War transformed Britain _ physically as well as socially. As living memories of the conflict fade, historians hope these physical traces can help preserve the story of the war for future generations. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis) less 
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Associated Press | Photo By Lefteris Pitarakis
Fri, Mar 7, 2014 1:42 AM EST