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.

This clip is from:
Bitesize: History
First broadcast:
16 March 2007

Students could write a series of different subtitles to accompany the images on the clip that do not replicate the commentary.