WW1 claimed the lives of over 800,000 British soldiers. Of those returning from the frontline, 250,000 soldiers were permanently maimed in some way.

The war had a huge appetite for lives and supplies. But for people working in the munitions industry, lives improved as a result of the war; high output depended on good health, so medical checks were provided, canteens built and even crèches set up.

This clip is from:
20th Century World
First broadcast:
15 April 2008

Using the clip as stimulus, imagine a working class family that includes a boy and girl in their late teens or early twenties. Write a piece of historical fiction telling how the family reacted to the declaration of peace on 11th November 1918. Pupils could write in the first or third person and in the present or past tense.