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Extract from 'For the Empire', a film released in 1916
(Courtesy of the Imperial War Museum, 714)
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Imperial War Museum film, 714; 'For the Empire', 1916
Running time: 1min 30secs  

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:

  • This source is a film designed to boost support for the war effort. Does this mean it cannot be used as evidence about fighting in the trenches?
  • What does this film tell you about what it was like to go over the top?
  • 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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