The life of man and woman on the battle front
The life at the battlefront wasn’t easy for both man and woman,because they face danger of bombing,poisoning,bullets and even diseases.
But,they joined the army for their country and it is their honour to fight for their country no matter how hard was their lives on battle grounds
Man fought on land with real guns and bullets while woman fought for their men and country using their hands.
9 million of lives just been taken away by the inhumanity war using bombs and bullets,but their victory came from their blood and their unknown lives and bodies…
Source A — A letter from a American soldier to his daughter from 1917
“My Dearest Mary,
We are in the Army now. I am sitting inside our little old tent listening to the gentle patter of the raindrops on the canvas. It began raining here this morning and it is still at it. No drill today, so I will have time to write a letter or two. We got into the city all O.K., marched up to the armory and had dinner. They have mess in the armory. We have to march back and forth to eat. Eats are pretty good so far as they have some women helping with the cooking.
Set up camp in the afternoon. Shoemaker has been Acting Corporal in our squad. We got the tent up all right under the direction of one of the old heads who has seen service on the border. Some equipment was issued in the afternoon. As my name is down well in the list, I have not received anything yet in my own name.
Corporal Hilton is staying in town so he let me have his stuff. Got pack, gun, poncho, and numerous other things I don’t know what are used for. Slept on the ground last night in a tent with just an even dozen in it. Some of the fellows are staying in town at hotels, rooming houses, and private houses. Taken altogether, things are in rather poor shape as yet, but I suppose it takes a little time to get around. A few of the bunch act like a bunch of bums instead of soldiers, but they will get that taken out of them when they get to a real camp.
They got Parker Melliush for kitchen duty the first thing. Walter Anthony was stuck for guard duty last night. It must be fine walking up and down in front of a row of tents watching the other fellows sleep. One thing they did do, everybody had to quiet down at ten-thirty last night. We had a good entertainment before lights out. (We had a light, too, as some of the bunch got hold of a lantern.) A fellow in our squad by the name of Donald gets off some pretty good comedy — original stuff, too. He is a rather rough nut, but not as bad as some of this crowd.
There was some crowd at the station yesterday, wasn’t there? I think I shook hands with everybody in town three or four times. Not a very pleasant task under the circumstances, either. Well, I got so much company in here that I can’t think straight. This is rather a poor excuse of a letter, but I will write again soon.
With best of love to my own little girl,
we chose this source because from the letter we can see how war separate families and ending up separate them forever,this shows that how cruel was the war and the soldiers’ hopes for peace.
Source B — A picture from 1915 England
This picture is used to cheer the british soldiers who fought in France and England,quite funny,woman are not just helping the war in physical ways they also help in the “advertising”way,which is telling that more people should come to join the army.
Source C — George VI
when George VI who later became the king of England was 20 years old,he was allowed to join the royal navel as a officer and therefore we chose this source to show that not even civilians joint the army，members of royal families also did and shows that king and people have the same heart of winning the war.
Source D — A famous quote from Woodrow Wilson the American president of 1913 – 1921
“There is a price which is too great to pay for peace, and that price can be put in one word. One cannot pay the price of self-respect.”
This American president was awarded by “nobel peace price”and he wants woman and man both be united and work together as a group and fought back to the enemies with victory .
Source E — A British Tank structure
A basic tank in WWI and its structure,it was amazing how they invented them.The name tank was actually called because that the british don’t want the german to know their new inventions so they put water tank for the name eventually.
Although all the history of war was ugly,there are still positive points about the war.
1. people became together and even countries became together,united together.
2. there were new technology developed like tanks,war planes,machine guns…. which later on described as a great “update” of war and war history.
3. a lot of countries developments,more democracy and a lot of countries benefits.
“My centre is giving way, my right is in retreat, situation excellent. I attack.” — Ferdinand Foch