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A letter from Margaret Greg, a British Red Cross nurse who served near the front line in France, 1915
(Cheshire and Chester Archives, DDX 511/18 vol.1)
Cheshire and Chester Archives; letter from a Red Cross nurse, 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:

  • Do you think the average British or French soldier would have been surprised to see women near the front line?
  • What were the women doing?
  • What were Margaret's living conditions like?
  • 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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