Look at the selection
of written extracts and images about the use of
gas in the First World War. All the extracts and
images are historical sources – they tell
us something about the past. We can divide these
into two categories, those which are produced
at the time of the event they describe and those
which are retrospective, giving a more current
interpretation of something that happened in the
past. Look at each of the extracts/images in turn
and consider the following:
- What does it tell you?
- Who wrote it and for what purpose?
- How much of it is factual and
how much personal opinion?
- What does it make you feel?