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Extract from the war diary of the 1/5th Battalion of the South Staffordshire Regiment, 1915
(Catalogue ref: W0 95/2686)
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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 words and phrases are used most commonly in this source?
  • What does this suggest about life for the soldiers in and around the front line?
  • What were the worst experiences this regiment suffered in November 1915?
  • Were these troops in the firing line at all times?
  • 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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