these sources are taken from the war history of 142nd (Durham) Heavy
Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery. Read them carefully to see what they
tell you about everyday life for men fighting in the First World War.
A transcript and enlarged
version are available.
source 2a. How would you describe life for the men in 142 Heavy Battery?
author comments that the men made their own instruments. What does this
tell you about everyday life?
source 2b. How many games did the Battery's football team play? Does
this surprise you?
might team games be encouraged?
at who was a member of the team. What does this tell you about fighting
in the First World War?
do these sources tell you about the everyday life of men fighting in
the First World War?
find out more? Move on to the next source.