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#1 Olivia

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Posted 01 November 2005 - 09:07 PM

Hi everyone, you know the battle of the somme which started in 1915,

I have homework for my history teacher, and i was wondering if you knew how many people died in the first hour?!?

Weird i know

but we are going to oput erm..hat guy on trial..

Also very weird..

Erm..If you knew that wuld be loads of help..

Thankies!!

Olivia
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#2 Mrs Faithorn

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Posted 01 November 2005 - 10:55 PM

Hi everyone, you know the battle of the somme which started in 1915,

I have homework for my history teacher, and i was wondering if you knew how many people died in the first hour?!?

Weird i know


Why weird? ..... nevermind ... I'm not sure how many were killed in the first hour, but about 19,000 British soldiers died on the first day.


but we are going to put erm.t.hat guy on trial..

Also very weird..

Erm..If you knew that wuld be loads of help..


Again .... don't know why you think this is weird. A trial of Haig sounds a good idea to me, making your class consider whether he really was "the Butcher of the Somme'

If you need to do more research to prepare for the trial then you could take a look at this site and the links from it (top right of the page)
http://www.johndclare.net/wwi2.htm

Maybe one of rhose links has the answer to your question about the number of deaths in the first hour.

#3 Lottie

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Posted 03 November 2005 - 04:55 PM

Hi, I would just like to say that I am currently on the topic of: The Battle of the Sommes.

I understand it started in 1915 - but what year did it end?

Lottie :)

#4 Mrs Faithorn

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Posted 03 November 2005 - 06:03 PM

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I understand it started in 1915 - but what year did it end?

Lottie :)


Actually, the Battle of the Somme - in reality a series of battles along the Western Front rather than just one battle - was in 1916 rather than 1915. I forgot to comment on that mistake in my last answer. :(

The dates of the Battle of the Somme are 1st July until mid November 1916

#5 Olivia

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Posted 01 December 2005 - 08:00 PM

Ok, we are doing this essay in my class, and it has to be in 2morra, and i need so more good points why and why not he is a buter, can somebody help me please?!?!

This is a important essay! :unsure:

#6 Olivia

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Posted 01 December 2005 - 08:04 PM

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I understand it started in 1915 - but what year did it end?

Lottie :)


Actually, the Battle of the Somme - in reality a series of battles along the Western Front rather than just one battle - was in 1916 rather than 1915. I forgot to comment on that mistake in my last answer. :(

The dates of the Battle of the Somme are 1st July until mid November 1916


Thank you, I did realise that i put 1915 instead of 1916, And I dont know why i say its weird, but ye, It was fun putting Haig on trial.

#7 Mr_Stacey

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Posted 02 December 2005 - 12:32 AM

The moral of the story here, I think, is not to leave your homework to the last minute ;)

You don't say if this is a coursework piece (I certainly hope it isn't if it's due in tomorrow and you're writing it tonight), but you should have some examples from your classwork that you can use. If this is an interpretations question ('Was Haig a butcher?'), you need to make sure you set it out in the correct way:-

- Provide examples of evidence that suggest he was.
- Then provide examples that suggest he wasn't (think about what other tactics he could have pursude. Did he really have much choice?)
- Then add a conclusion that say which interpretation you think is correct, and why.

I've had a quick look online and there doesn't seem to be a huge amount of information out there. Have a look at this site from the BBC about the Battle of the Somme - there may be some useful information there. Also, look through your classwork and any textbooks or reading lists you have from school.

Hope this reply isn't too late. Good luck.

#8 Mrs Faithorn

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Posted 02 December 2005 - 12:37 AM

Sorry, Olivia, I guess this answer will be far too late to be of much use to you, but just in case it may help someone else browsing the Forum .....

Try these links for ideas:
http://www.johndclare.net/wwi3.htm
http://www.johndclar...ocs.htm#Critics
http://www.johndclar....htm#Apologists

http://news.bbc.co.u...ar_i/197586.stm
http://www.bbc.co.uk...onkeys_01.shtml




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