Remember me - echoes from the lost generations
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1.

Choose one moral dilemma from the list. Write a report giving both sides of the argument and conclude with your own opinion about the best decision to make.

2.

Arrange a class debate using one of the dilemmas. Take a vote both before and after to see whether any opinions have been changed as a result of hearing the evidence.

3.

Imagine it is 1918. You are from the Commonwealth War Graves Commission. Write a letter to a grieving mother, explaining why she is not allowed to bring home the body of her only son.

4.

Read the poem ‘The General’ by Siegfried Sassoon. [see below] How does this view of the distinction between officers and men in the First World War differ to that shown by the Commonwealth War Graves Commission?

The General


'Good-morning; good-morning!' the General said
When we met him last week on our way to the line.
Now the soldiers he smiled at are most of 'em dead,
And we're cursing his staff for incompetent swine.
'He's a cheery old card,' grunted Harry to Jack
As they slogged up to Arras with rifle and pack...
But he did for them both by his plan of attack.


- Siegfried Sassoon


5.

Find out what happens now if servicemen and women are killed in action whilst they are serving in another country. Compare this with what happened in the First World War. Why is it different?

 

 
   
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