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Extracts from the reports of Major General Sir Henry Rawlinson on aspects of warfare, 1914-15
(Catalogue ref: PRO 30/57/51)
  7a   7b   7c   7d   7e      
  7a   7b   7c   7d   7e      
PRO 30/ 57/51; general’s report on aspects of warfare

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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 new types of warfare methods are described in extract 7a?
  • What does extract 7b-c reveal about German training and equipment?
  • What does it tell you about how the British tried to overcome problems of lack of equipment?
  • What does extract 7d-e suggest about the German machine gunners?
  • What information do these sources provide overall in terms of the impact of new weapons and tactics on troops?
  • 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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