Brown to Parents 15th July 1917

Brown to Parents 15th July 1917
RBKC Local Studies
This page was added on 22/06/2015.

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  • This is interesting as it documents a real persons expiriences of the war.

    By Eva Terry (01/07/2015)
  • World War One was a brutal war that had had many casualties. However to keep up their morale the soldiers were allowed to send letter back to family and friends who were not fighting for the war. I have found out that 12 MILLION letters reached ww1 soldiers each week. That was a lot of letters. Furthermore, letters that the soldiers sent were check by the army and some of the contents of these letters were censored. This was because they revealed important information about where the trenches were. This information could be intercepted by the enemy and give them an advantage. Some of the letters were censored because the information the gave were too sad or upsetting and would cause panic and worry to arise back home. An example of this is if a letter said: ” My friends were all killed one by one”. This would be classed as too upsetting and would have been censored by the army .I found this letter really interesting as it suggest how hard it must of been to retain long distant relationships.

    By Abir : ) (01/07/2015)
  • This letter has informed me about the experience of soldiers in the trenches and how harsh it is. It also tells us how difficult it is to send letters and how long it takes to receive parcels. As it is a primary source (a letter from a soldier in the trenches at the time) it is likely to be reliable

    By NOUSHKA (01/07/2015)
  • A Soldier writing to his Parents about his condition in the Trenches during the World War and states that he is safe and his previous wounds are healing.

    By Firas-Petrit-Ikhaz (01/07/2015)
  • This letter, written by Ronald to his mother and father, shocked me, showing that despite coping through the war, we still lost many lives. Ronald showed interest in whether his companions body was found. This is an example of how they all stuck together. It shocked me that Ronald hadn’t seen his parents in such along time and that their only way to communicate was to write letters.

    By Sophia Tsimaris (01/07/2015)
  • This is a letter from a soldier living in the trenches addressed to his parents and from this letter you van infer that people in the trenches had small amounts to eat which is illustrated by the fact that he is awaiting his family to send him food.

    By Joseph (01/07/2015)

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