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Henry describes his reaction to being called up and early experiences of life in the trenches. These experiences included feelings of tremendous comradeship including, at times, with the enemy. He recounts an informal agreement for temporary ceasefire over Christmas 1914. During this brief truce, Henry had an opportunity to discuss the purpose of the war with a German soldier. Contains scenes which may upset younger viewers and there are shots of people smoking. Teacher review prior to use in class is recommended.
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8 April 2014

Classroom Ideas

This clip could be used to introduce an examination of life in the trenches, and attitudes towards the enemy.