Sergeant Harry Roberts, Lancashire Fusiliers, interviewed after the war.
If you have never had
described to you. I will tell you. Your feet swell to two or
three times their normal size and go completely dead. You could stick a bayonet into them
and not feel a thing. If you are fortunate enough not to lose your feet and the swelling begins
to go down. It is then that the intolerable, indescribable agony begins. I have heard men cry
and even scream with the pain and many had to have their feet and legs amputated.
How could trench foot be a problem?
Whose fault is it that it happens? Explain.
Why do you suppose that the incidents of trench foot decreased as the war went on?