Weather conditions

Weather conditions were also a terrible feature in the trenches. The trenches were muddy, cold with miserable conditions. Many soldiers died from simply being exposed to the cold, as the temperature was often below zero within the trenches in winter.
Soldiers would sometimes lose fingers and toes due to exposure to extreme cold. The rain often filled the trenches; sometimes, the trenches would fill with water up to the soldiers' waists. “Trench Foot” was a terrible fungal infection that was caused by the submersion. The leg that was affected by this disease often needed to be amputated. As weather conditions, Trench foot became less common. Soldiers needed good socks and boots so they could survive.