Boy taking part in WW1 re-enactment
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Cornish cliffs transformed into WW1 trenches

Quiet Cornish cliff tops were punctured with the sound of gunshots as the landscape was transformed into World War One trenches.

Children and adults took on the identities of soldiers for the immersive experience at Levant Mine in St Just to mark the 100th anniversary of the Battle of the Somme.

Hundreds of Cornish miners from West Cornwall signed up for World War One because their mining expertise helped them tunnel under the German trenches.

The event culminated in a charge over the parapet before participants were told whether they had died or survived the war.

  • 02 Jul 2016