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Letter written by a British soldier in August 1916
(Catalogue ref: RAIL 253/516)
RAIL 253/516; letter from British soldier, 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:

  • Why are some parts of the letter blacked out?
  • What jobs did this soldier have to do?
  • How did he feel about what he had to do?
  • According to this letter, what did the Germans think?
  • 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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