Robert Graves wrote in Goodbye to All That:
Rats came up from the canal, fed on the plentiful corpses, and multiplied exceedingly. While I stayed here with the Welch, a new officer joined the company and, in token of welcome, was given a dug-out containing a spring-bed. When he turned in that night he heard a scuffling, shone his torch on the bed, and found two rats on his blanket tussling for the possession of a severed hand.
Edamer cheese is a Dutch cheese from the city of Edam in North Holland. It is known for its red wax coating
Edamer cheese travels well and is hard to spoil, so was a valuable food for soldiers in the trenches.
The bayonet was used by all sides in World War I, although its value was more psychological than practical. Many World War I veterans stated that the bayonet was used primarily for toasting bread, opening cans, scraping mud off uniforms, or digging latrines. In the face of machine guns, grenades, and gas, bayonets were effectively obsolete.
Various nations used flamethrowers in World War II, including the United States.
The Stations of the Cross are images or statues representing the final hours of Jesus’ life on earth. Each depicts a particular event, starting with the condemnation to death and ending with the laying of the body in the tomb.