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Letters and postcards sent home, 1915-18
(Catalogue ref: RAIL 253/516)
  4a   4b   4c              
  4a   4b   4c              
RAIL 253/516; postcard sent home for Christmas

How to use this source:

Study this source carefully. It contains information that could be useful in your presentation on life in the trenches. As you study the source, ask yourself:

  • What does the postcard in source 4a tell the person it was sent to?
  • Why do you think this soldier has not written a letter?
  • Look at the postcards in sources 4a-b. Do you think these helped morale in the trenches or at home?
  • Compare them with the letter in source 4c. Do you think this letter helped morale in the trenches or at home?
  • Which aspects of trench warfare do these sources provide information on?
  • How could any of these sources be used in your final presentation?

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