Week 4: The Great War (WWI)

Please be prepared to answer the following questions in class based on these two groups of readings.

  1. What were the causes of the war?
  2. Who were the belligerents?
  3. As you understand it, what were the most important places in the war? Why?
  4. Based on your primary source readings, what kinds of things can we learn about soldiers from their service records? Is this a valuable resource? Why?

Readings

Primary Sources

*There are a number of images of the service record of Ian Walters. Please take about a half an hour and briefly look over these images. Answer the following question:

*What do they tell us about the experience of this soldier during the war?

For further discussion- documentary