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A film showing US soldiers in a camp in France, 1918
(ITN Archive/Pathé: 1880-56)
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ITN Archive /Pathé; film of US soldiers in France, 1918
Running time: 13 secs  

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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:

  • How do the US soldiers in this image compare to the British Tommy?
  • What does this clip suggest about life on the front line?
  • Do the US troops seem to be any better or worse supplied than other troops?
  • 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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