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Source 6 Useful notes 
Photo of a raiding party of the 1/8th (Irish) King's Liverpool Regiment at Wailly, April 1916
(Courtesy of the Imperial War Museum: Q510)
  Imperial War Museum, Q510; photo of an Irish raiding party, 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:

  • Do these soldiers look similar or different to soldiers in other photos you have seen?
  • Does the photograph suggest anything about the ages of the soldiers?
  • Why are some wearing German helmets?
  • 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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