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Changing views on the Great War

Most of the other case studies in this exhibition contain original sources that were produced around the time of the Great War. In this case study, you are going to examine a range of sources produced at widely different times.

You will probably find it helpful to study the Background before you start looking at the sources.
Use the Worksheet as you look through the sources. You will then be able to choose two sources and write a report to answer the key question in this gallery.

Woman train porter.
Sources:
1. Poem by the mother of a dead soldier, 1918 2. Writings by Siegfried Sassoon 3. Review of the 1957 film Paths of Glory 4. Extract by historian AJP Taylor, 1965
1 Poem by the mother of a dead soldier, 1918 2 Writings by Siegfried Sassoon 3 Review of the 1957 film Paths of Glory 4 Extract by historian AJP Taylor, 1965
5. Extract by Professor Peter Simkins, 1998 6. Extract by Dr Gary Sheffield, 2002    
5 Extract by Professor Peter Simkins, 1998 6 Extract by Dr Gary Sheffield, 2002    
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