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Interpretation: Battle of the Somme

Now that you have worked through the article and answered the questions at the bottom of each page, use your answers as an outline for writing. Use facts and other sources to write paragraphs that support your answers. Write for revision or practice essays for your coursework.

If you are looking at a page of questions with no answers, go back to the first page of the article and tick the boxes of the answers you think are most correct (there can be more than one!) to build your own outline for writing.

Why do you think Haig and the Generals did not call off the offensive after the huge losses of the first day?
Do you think these sources are reliable evidence that the Somme was not a planned disaster?
Why do you think there was a change of attitude to war after the Somme?
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