Changing views on the Great War

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Changing views on the Great War
Most of the other case studies in this exhibition contain original sources that were produced
around the time of the Great War. In this case study, you are going to examine a range of
sources produced at widely different times.
You will probably find it helpful to study the Background before you
start looking at the sources.
Use the Worksheet as you look through the sources. You will then be
able to choose two sources and write a report to answer the key
question in this gallery.
Poem by the mother
of a dead soldier,
Writings by Siegfried
Extract by Professor
Peter Simkins, 1998
Extract by Dr Gary
Sheffield, 2002
Review of the 1957
film Paths of Glory
Extract by historian
AJP Taylor, 1965
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