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Description

Tens of thousands of British people volunteered to join the armed forces in 1914, but the war was not 'over by Christmas' as had been anticipated. Instead, the two sides became locked in a stalemate on the Western Front.
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16 March 2007

Classroom Ideas

Students could select a series of images (from a range of preselected propaganda posters) that could be used most effectively to supplement the information in the clip. They could also write some additional subtitles to support these images.

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