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A re-enactment of a Great War battle scene, July 1919
(Catalogue ref: ZPER 34/155, reproduced by permission of the Illustrated London News Picture Library)
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  ZPER 34/155; re-enactment of a Great War battle scene, 1919  

How to use this source:

Study this source carefully and see what it tells you about how British people remembered the war in the years 1919-30. As you study the source, ask yourself:

  • What exactly is happening in this scene?
  • Is the emphasis here on the technology of war or the experiences of the soldiers?
  • Study the reporting of this event. Do you get the impression people felt it was acceptable to re-stage an event from the war?
  • Will you choose this as your memorial to evaluate?
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