Monday 15 June 2020
  • Trenches
  • Age 9-11 (KS2)
    Age 11-14 (KS3)

Why were letters so important in the First World War?

Discover the story of the nine year old with a plan, a soldier who shared his experiences with his parents and a young woman who was proud to do her bit for the war effort. 

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Trench Tales: Part Two

Part of the Adventures in History series created during the UK lockdown in Spring 2020.  

Curriculum Links and Learning objectives

  • KS3/4 - Challenges for Britain, Europe and the wider world, 1901-present.   

  • GCSE - Warfare and British society, c1250-Present. 

  • To explore how war work on the Home Front supported fighting in the trenches.

 

Trench Tales Quiz

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Trench Tales Quiz

It’s time to put that knowledge to the test and see how much you have remembered in our truly tricky Tales from the Trenches quiz!

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Life in the trenches

A Royal Irish Fusilier attempts to draw the fire of a Turkish sniper to reveal the enemy position, Gallipoli, 1915.
Trench Warfare.

Life in the trenches

What was it like to fight in the trenches?

IWM has created resources based on real stories of those who were there.

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Adventures in History: Trench Tales - Part One
History

Trench Tales - Part One

Join IWM expert Ngaire this week as she helps us reveal fascinating personal stories from the First World War, from the trenches to the home front.   
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History, Media Studies

Carers - Part One

Discover how people cared for the wounded in the First World War, how they used their skills and resourcefulness to make sure the injured were cared for.

Book A Visit to IWM

IWM London Exterior shot
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IWM London

School visits to IWM London

Discover the stories of lives shaped by war and conflict from 1914 until the present day. Step into the iconic atrium, explore the brand new Second World War Galleries and experience our new learning facilities.
IWM North landscape view
IWM North

School visits to IWM North

Purpose-built to tell the powerful stories of over a century of war, IWM North makes full use of its extraordinary exhibition space to deliver an award-winning immersive experience.
IWM Duxford Showcase
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IWM Duxford

School visits to IWM Duxford

Walk through the same hangars and buildings as those who served at RAF Duxford. See aircraft take to the skies from the airfield that Spitfires first flew. And get up close to over a century of aviation with hundreds of aircraft and objects on display.