History KS3 / KS4: Life as an officer in WW1
Returning home could be difficult for soldiers, as they found it difficult to explain what it was really like to go to war.
In 1917, Charles Carrington took part in the Passchendaele offensive as an Acting Captain, and finding himself cut off in a shell hole with his men had to find a way of coping with looming shellshock.
His account also features the other dimensions of officer life: writing letters to the relatives of deceased soldiers and organising new companies ready to go off and fight again.
This is from the series: I Was There: The Great War Interviews
Teacher viewing recommended prior to use in class
Could be used to explore life in the trenches or to introduce the effects of the battle of Passchendaele.
This clip will be relevant for teaching History at KS3, KS4/GCSE, in England and Wales and Northern Ireland
Also at Third Level, Fourth Level, National 4 and National 5 in Scotland.
This topic appears in OCR, Edexcel, AQA, WJEC, CCEA GCSE and SQA.