Trench Feet is the familiar name for the malady, similar in effect to frost-bite, universal in the first winter of the War, as the result of men having to stand in a cramped position and inactive for long periods in flooded trenches which caused stoppage of the circulation of the blood in the lower limbs.
- Edward Fraser and John Gibbons (1925). Soldier and Sailor Words and Phrases. Routledge, London p.290.
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The above term is listed in our glossary of words and phrases of the Armed Forces of Great Britain during the Great War. Included are trench slang, service terms, expressions in everyday use, nicknames, the titles and origins of British and Commonwealth Regiments, and warfare in general. These words and phrases are contemporary to the war, which is reflected in the language used. They have been transcribed from three primary sources (see Contents). Feel free to expand upon and improve this content.
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