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Extract from General Haig's war diaries, June 1915
(Catalogue ref: WO 256/4)
WO 256/4; General Haig's war diary, 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 is General Haig's main concern in this diary extract?
  • Why is he so worried?
  • What actions does he want taken?
  • Haig has a reputation for not caring for his men. Is that view supported by this extract?
  • 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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