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Source 3 Useful notes 
Photo of troops of the West Indies regiment in camp on the Albert-Amiens Road, September 1916
(Courtesy of the Imperial War Museum: Q1202)
  Imperial War Museum, Q1202; photo of West Indians, 1916  

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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:

  • Read the useful notes for this source. In what ways are these soldiers typical of British forces and in what ways are they unusual?
  • What does this source tell you about who joined the British Army when the war started?
  • Does this picture help to explain how and why morale in the British Army was generally good for most of the war?
  • 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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