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CLIP 3494

Who benefitted from the War?

Who benefitted from the War?

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Key Info
  • Who benefitted from the War?
  • Duration: 03:48
  • The enthusiasm for a brief and glorious war is shown, and the awful reality that followed. This is then turned to show how the war actually made the trade unions much stronger and gave many women a much needed boost in self esteem.
  • Credits: British Pathé, British Movietone, Huntley Film Archives, Imperial War Museum, BFI National Archive, Wales Film and TV Archives
  • Subject:



    First World War

  • Keywords: World War One, WW1, Great War, recruiting stations, war enthusiasm, trade unions, employment of women
Ideas for use in class
  • Students could complete a spider diagram to show how the war had a positive impact on some sections of society. Students could also discuss reasons why so many in Britain thought the war would be 'short and glorious'.
Background details
  • Clip language : English
  • Aspect ratio : 4x3

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