8 Details You Didn't Know About 1917

7. 1 Mile Of Trenches

1917 Trenches

There were about 5200 feet of trenches dug for the film, which equals around a mile in length.

To put that in perspective there were about 43 and a half miles dug for every minute of the movie's 119-minute runtime. That is a whole lot of digging, especially when considering how much of the movie that isn't set in or around a trench.

Here is One Mile Scroll for comparison. Just imagine digging through dirt instead of scrolling.

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David Renklint is a Swedish author feeding on pop culture references. When he's not writing horror and fantasy novels he's working on his master's thesis about religious references in Bioshock. His favorite sounds are the Wolverine "SNIKT" and Theoden screaming "DEATH!"