Comprehension 1a Who are the Big Three in the cartoon and what is the job they have to do? 1b How does the cartoonist get across the scale of destruction caused by the war? 1c What does the cartoon suggest about the relationship between the Big



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Comprehension

1a Who are the Big Three in the cartoon and what is the job they have to do?

1b How does the cartoonist get across the scale of destruction caused by the war?

1c What does the cartoon suggest about the relationship between the Big Three?

Analysis and interpretation

1d This cartoon could be interpreted as a pessimistic view of the world in 1945. Explain why.

1e This cartoon could be interpreted as an optimistic view of the world in 1945. Explain why.

1f How would you interpret this cartoon?

Case Study Question

What does this source suggest is the temperature of relations between the Big Three?


The Big Question

Look at your answers to the questions on source 1.

Have they provided you with any evidence or ideas which will help you answer the Big Question in this Gallery?

Have you found any extracts or images which you might use in your storyboard?

Make sure you note down your ideas so you don’t forget them.
Comprehension

2a Describe the scene shown in this source in your own words.

2b What impression do we get of relations between the Big Three? Choose 3-5 words which sum up the relations.

Analysis and interpretation

2c Look at your answer to 1a. Would your description be different in a newspaper in:

Britain?

The USA?

The USSR?



2d How could you investigate whether the friendship shown in this source is genuine? Explain your answer.

Case Study Question

What does this source suggest is the temperature of relations between the Big Three?


The Big Question

Look at your answers to the questions on source 2.

Have they provided you with any evidence or ideas which will help you answer the Big Question in this Gallery?

Have you found any extracts or images which you might use in your storyboard?

Make sure you note down your ideas so you don’t forget them.
Comprehension

3a According to President Truman, what were the aims of making Germany pay reparations?

3b What was to be taken from Germany and how did they plan to organise this process?

3c Why was there a problem with the formula originally worked out to take reparations from the different zones?

Analysis and interpretation

3d Is there any evidence in this extract of tensions between the Allies?

3e What evidence is there that the Allies are co-operating?

Case Study Question

What does this source suggest is the temperature of relations between the Big Three?


The Big Question

Look at your answers to the questions on source 3.

Have they provided you with any evidence or ideas which will help you answer the Big Question in this Gallery?

Have you found any extracts or images which you might use in your storyboard?

Make sure you note down your ideas so you don’t forget them.
Comprehension

4a According to Truman, why has he used the atomic bomb against Japan?

4b Which countries have the secret of making a bomb?

Analysis and interpretation

4c Has Truman shred the secret of the bomb with the USSR? Do you think this is significant?

4d Some historians believe that Truman used the bomb to worry Stalin more than to defeat Japan. Does this extract support that view in any way?

Case Study Question

What does this source suggest is the temperature of relations between the Big Three?


The Big Question

Look at your answers to the questions on source 4.

Have they provided you with any evidence or ideas which will help you answer the Big Question in this Gallery?

Have you found any extracts or images which you might use in your storyboard?

Make sure you note down your ideas so you don’t forget them.
Comprehension

5a Who are the two figures in the cartoon and what was their role at the Potsdam Conference?

5b Why are they shown as housewives?

Analysis and interpretation

5c The Potsdam menu refers to the items being discussed at Potsdam by the Big Three. Which items do you think were causing the indigestion?

Case Study Question

What does this source suggest is the temperature of relations between the Big Three?



The Big Question

Look at your answers to the questions on source 5.

Have they provided you with any evidence or ideas which will help you answer the Big Question in this Gallery?

Have you found any extracts or images which you might use in your storyboard?

Make sure you note down your ideas so you don’t forget them.
Comprehension

6a According to the article, what were the Russians doing to Germany?

6b Were the West et al responsible?

6c What does the article think the West should do with its German zones?

Analysis and interpretation

6d What is the general attitude of this article towards Germany? Pick out some words or phrases which support your point.

6e What does this article suggest about relations between the Allies by the time of the Potsdam Conference?

Case Study Question

What does this source suggest is the temperature of relations between the Big Three?


The Big Question

Look at your answers to the questions on source 6.

Have they provided you with any evidence or ideas which will help you answer the Big Question in this Gallery?

Have you found any extracts or images which you might use in your storyboard?

Make sure you note down your ideas so you don’t forget them.


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