Comprehension 1a How can you tell from this extract that convoys were regular? 1b According to this extract, what goods were in short supply and what goods were not? 1c Explain the problem with regard to Hurricanes



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Comprehension

1a How can you tell from this extract that convoys were regular?

1b According to this extract, what goods were in short supply and what goods were not?

1c Explain the problem with regard to Hurricanes.

1d What were the problems with Churchill tanks?

Analysis and interpretation

1e Put yourself in the position of the War Cabinet looking at the issue of the tanks. Here is your situation:

Soviet troops are actively fighting German forces in the East while your troops are fighting in North Africa. They need the more powerful tanks, and so do you. What would you have done?



1f The War Cabinet continued sending the less powerful tanks to the USSR, even thought they were not a match for the German tanks. How do you interpret this? Would you say:

It shows an early example of Cold War tensions

It simply shows that supplies were in short supply all round

I want to study the other sources in this Case Study before I answer.



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The Big Question

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Comprehension

2a What problem has the Soviet Ambassador pointed out to the Foreign Secretary?

2b Explain why the ambassador and the Foreign Secretary were both concerned about this problem.

2c What does Eden want the British ambassador to do about the situation?

Analysis and interpretation

2c Why do you think the Soviet suspicions were greatest in the army?

2d This article does not explain what ‘Pravda’ said about Hess. What do you think it might have said?

2e Look at the other sources and galleries in this exhibition and see if you can find other examples of ‘misinformation’ like this. There are plenty of them!

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The Big Question

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Comprehension

3a Make a list of the reasons why the Chicago Tribune attacked the USSR.

3b According to the Editor of the Tribune, why was it important to attack the USSR at this point in time?

Analysis and interpretation

3c What factual evidence does the Tribune article use to support its criticisms of the USSR and are they convincing?

3d The editor mentions a second front against Japan and says that the war is almost over in Europe. What does this suggest about the writer’s understanding of events in the war?

3e A senior British official wrote the following note on the front cover of the report:

“Muddled thinking, I fear, among these publicists [newspaper writers] who are too far away from Europe to size up the situation correctly.”

Do you agree with this view?

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The Big Question

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Comprehension

4a According to the Foreign Secretary, what did the USSR want to do with Poland?

4b Why was it important to try and get an agreement between Poland and the USSR?

4c Was the Foreign Secretary confident that the USSR would stick to any agreements it signed?

Analysis and interpretation

4d Make a list of all the evidence in this source which suggests that relations between the USSR and Britain and the USA were poor.

4e What evidence is there that relations were good?

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The Big Question

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