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Unformatted text preview: The Battle of the Somme Graphic Organizer Doc A Who wrote it? When? What type of source? Author’s Tone (include 1-2 examples) Did the author witness the events he describes? Who won the first day of the battle? How? Is this source trustworthy? Why? Doc B Percival Phillips George Coppard, a British July 3, 1916 soldier Published in 1969 British newspaper article Doc C In a book called “With a machine gun to Cambrai” Otto Lais, German soldier Publish date unkown, memoir Optimistic He says that the British and French were “attacking vigorously.” He also says the sun was shining, which indicates something good is going to happen. “We the gunners surveyed the dreadful scene.” This indicates a negative tone. “Quite as many died on the enemy wire like fish caught in the net.” “Our artillery which was firing courageously” – indicates a positive tone. “The machine gunners were earning their pay.” No. He received the message from a member of the British army at ten o’clock He personally witnessed the event because the first sentence says “we the gunners.” According to the journalist, the British were winning because he received a report that “German prisoners are surrendering freely.” It’s trustworthy for the British because it comes from British soldiers. On the other hand, the journalist did not see it first hand. Germans won the first day of battle because they had defenses using the barbed wire and had “concentrated machine gunfire.” It is trustworth y because he was a British soldier who fought in WWI. He personally witnessed the event because he says, “all around us…was the roaring of the storm.” The Germans won because “the youth of England bled to death.” He describes machine gunfire. “Belt after belt was fired…” Yes, because he was a gunner who fought at the Battle of the Somme Battle of the Somme CITE evidence from ALL 3 documents - 5 sentences minimum Use evidence from the three documents to write a paragraph addressing the question: Who won the first day of the Battle of the Somme? Battle of the Somme ...
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