A Soldier’s Journey

Tuesday we visited a special exhibition at Fareham about the role Hampshire played in the First World War.  Amazing the numbers of men that passed through Southampton Docks on the way to war and heartbreaking the numbers whom returned to Eastleigh or Netley hospitals injured.

Introductory video
Introductory video
Timeline covering Hampshire and the world
Timeline covering Hampshire and the world
Medals
Medals
Exploring the life of a cavalry officer through sound and smell
Exploring the life of a cavalry officer through sound and smell
Not impressed with the smell
Not impressed with the smell
Reading displays on women's role locally
Reading displays on women’s role locally
A sock knitting machine
A sock knitting machine
Dressing up
Dressing up
Making a memorial plaque
Making a memorial plaque
Finding out about different peoples lives
Finding out about different peoples lives
Rationing
Rationing
End of exhibition test.  Full marks.
End of exhibition test. Full marks.

At home we’re mainly learning about the war through reading.  Our book boxes are crammed with books on the subject.

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These are the main ones we’ve been reading this week.

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Did manage a rub on trench warfare scene for some variety.

20141120_55 Plus watching clips from this dvd from the free British Legion schools pack.20141120_59

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