Watch the video, BBC Peoples'
Century episode 2, 'The
Killing Fields'. Consider the following questions
battles of Verdun and the Somme.
In addition to the video,
further information can be found in your textbook, The Great War Chapters
16 and 17.
See the BBC World
War I site for schools
Write a one page summary
empathetically describing the experience of fighting on the Western Front in WWI.
The best examples will be awarded merits and linked
to this page.
Textbook and in
particular Chapters 6-9. You may also wish to refer back to the
video and any other sources you may find (see below).
You will also be given an extract
from Erich Maria Remarque's All Quiet on the Western Front, as
an example of how the experience of war has been described. Silmilar
texts worth reading in the Media Centre include Sebastian Faulkes' Birdsong
and Robert Graves Goodbye to All That.