Sources A and B. Both extracts are describing the same incident - an
attack on Gavrelle Trench that was made by soldiers of the 18th Battalion
of the Durham Light Infantry regiment in May 1917. When you have finished,
try to answer the questions below. A transcript
and enlarged version
similarities are there between the two sources?
differences are there between the two sources?
source do you think is the secondary source? Give reasons for your answer.
4. Do we
learn anything from the secondary source that we can't find out from
the primary source? What?
5. Do we
learn anything from the primary source that we can't find out from the
secondary source? What?
has this exercise taught you about using secondary sources?
find out more about using primary sources.