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Description

NOTE: This clip contains graphic images of dead and wounded soldiers and should be used with caution. It may not be suitable for younger or vulnerable students. Soldiers from both sides describe their experience of shell fire and the effects, both physical and psychological, it had on them and their colleagues. Some men developed small strategies to cope with being trapped by incessant shell fire as a way of preventing the onset of shell shock, whilst others only found relief when the barrage was lifted and they were instructed to go over the top. Contains scenes which may upset younger viewers. Teacher review prior to use in class is recommended.
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First broadcast:
8 April 2014

Classroom Ideas

NOTE: This clip contains graphic images of dead and wounded soldiers and should be used with caution. It may not be suitable for younger or vulnerable students. This clip could be used to introduce an investigation into trench life. It could be presented as one interpretation of trench life, and students have to put together a critical view of trench life using this as a piece of evidence.