[For children – Why soldiers there ?]

Why were the soldiers there ?

Teachers’ Briefing Notes.

Many cross-curricular themes arise as the historical political background is bound inextricably to the geographical. How the ‘balance of power’ tension inevitably led to WWI and from it to WWII. Some free maps can be downloaded from Google Images. The purpose of Fovant Military Camp was to train men to kill an opponent before they themselves were killed. A brutal truth, but a truth nevertheless. Realism v Jingoism slowly becoming apparent as men experienced the horror of life in the trenches. Propaganda. Effects of conscription. White feathers. See Wikipedia entry for Lord Kitchener and his so-called New Army.

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Work Sheet 2 – Why were the soldiers there ?

J.O.H.
13th July 2012

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22 November 2012

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