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DOC A DOC B DOC C Who wrote it? When? What type of source? Percival Phillips July 3, 1916 British newspaper article George Coppard, a British soldier Published in 1969 In a book called “With a machine gun to Cambrai” Otto Lais, German soldier Publish date unkown, memoir Author’s Tone (include 1-2 examples) 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.” Did the author witness the events he describes? No. He received the message from a member of the British army at ten o’clock. He personally witnessed the event

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