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Palo Duro High World War I Reenactment

Sounds like those heard in World War I echoed through the auditorium at Palo Duro High School today.
AMARILLO -- Sounds like those heard in World War I echoed through the auditorium at Palo Duro High School today.

The students went through the trenches of a simulated battlefied, in order to understand what life was like during the conflict. They experienced the enlistment process, evaded the fake machine gun, and get patched up for fake injuries. 

"They're coming in, playing the role as a new soldier, going through the recruitment process and then also jumping straight into the trenches in a very very fast simulation," said Coach Ty James, U.S. History teacher at the school.
After going through the simulation, the students shared their experiences with each other.

The Theater Department students had the job of setting up the experience in the auditorium, and perform as the support cast. They were the drill sargents, nurses, and enemy soldiers.

The Dons will be holding another historical simulation in January, reenacting parts of World War II.
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