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A series of photos showing the front line around the village of Loos, June 1915
(Catalogue ref: PRO 30/57/51)
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  PRO 30/57/51; photo of the front line, 1915  

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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 does this source tell you about the positions of German and British trenches in relation to each other?
  • Imagine you were in the British trench. Do you think you would be able to hear the Germans?
  • In the autumn of 1915, British forces attacked the German positions. What obstacles would troops on this section of line have to get through in their attack?
  • Would this source be useful to the commander of an artillery unit?
  • Which aspects of trench warfare does this source provide information on?
  • How could this source be used in your final presentation?
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