Returning home could be difficult for soldiers, as they found it difficult to explain what it was really like to go to war. In 1917, Carrington took part in the Passchendaele offensive as an Acting Captain, and finding himself cut off in a shell hole with his men had to find a way of coping with looming shell shock. His account also features the other dimensions of officer life: writing letters to the relatives of deceased soldiers and organising new companies ready to go off and fight again. Contains scenes which may upset younger viewers. Teacher review prior to use in class is recommended.
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- 8 April 2014
Could be used to explore life in the trenches or to introduce the effects of the battle of Passchendaele.