There were 24 million casualties as a result of the First World War. Doctors and nurses struggled to cope and disease spread easily in dirty, difficult conditions. Using the evidence of a doctor's diary, the clip shows how in some cases, medics felt they could only give injured soldiers a cup of tea.
Students might research and write an official report to the War Office reporting on the issues in the trenches of World War One as faced by medical staff. This clip could be a prompt for the task.