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The hundred days, 1918

Most people are familiar with the stalemate and slaughter of battles like the Somme in 1916 or Passchendaele in 1917. Less well known is the series of victories won by Allied forces in 1918.

In this case study you can examine a range of sources which cover the final hundred days of the war up to November 1918. See whether these affect your views on the commanders in the Great War.

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. This will help you plan your research and think about how to present your findings.

Sir Douglas Haig portrait
Sources:
1. Agreement by Allied commanders, April 1918 2. Report on the situation in France, July 1918 3. War Cabinet meeting, August 1918 4. Allied aircraft, comparing 1916 to 1918
1 Agreement by Allied commanders, April 1918 2 Report on the situation in France, July 1918 3 War Cabinet meeting, August 1918 4 Allied aircraft, comparing 1916 to 1918
5. Map of one division's achievements 6. Newsreel of captured German defences, 1918 7. Photo of Haig returning to Britain, April 1919  
5 Map of one division's achievements 6 Newsreel of captured German defences, 1918 7 Photo of Haig returning to Britain, April 1919  
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