The Battle of Somme Recruitment Look carefully at the section of information labelled ‘Recruitment



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The Battle of Somme

Recruitment
Look carefully at the section of information labelled ‘Recruitment’ and answer the following questions.


1. What were ‘Pals Battalions’?




2. What are the advantages and disadvantages of ‘Pals Battalions’?

Advantages

Disadvantages







From the recruitment information use the following sources to explain how each one would encourage men to ‘join up’:




  • ‘Your King Wants You’ poster - D/DLI 2/5/16 (1,2)

  • ‘Fill the Gaps’ poster - D/DLI Acc.2795(D)






Your King Wants You’

Fill the Gaps’

This poster would encourage men to join the army because…

This poster would encourage men to join the army because…









Newspaper Article 1

Use the stencil on the next page to create a newspaper front cover as if you were writing in 1916, just as the Battle of the Somme was about to begin.


You will need to think of a headline and write a short report. You should write the report as if you are a patriotic journalist, encouraging as many men as possible to join the army.


July 1916


Durham Echo

DAILY NEWS. 100/106507. 1916. EDITION 43










Type your headline here…






Type your story here…




  • (D/DLI 2/18/30) Type some text for the image above here…







DURHAM ECHO. 100/106507. 1916. COPYRIGHT RESERVED ©

Newspaper Article 2

Use the stencil on the next page to create another newspaper front cover as if you were writing in 1916. But this time write a headline and a report that Wilfred Owen might have written.


Owen would be very much against the new recruits joining the army, so your headline and report should be very different from your first one.



July 1916


Durham Echo

DAILY NEWS. 100/106507. 1916. EDITION 43










Type your headline here…






Type your story here…




  • (D/DLI 2/18/30) Type some text for the image above here…







DURHAM ECHO. 100/106507. 1916. COPYRIGHT RESERVED ©


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