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Study Sources D and E. These two sources are not about Haig and the Battle of the Somme. How far do you agree that they have no use for the historian studying Haig and the Battle of the Somme?

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Study Sources D and E. These two sources are not about Haig and the Battle of the Somme. How far do you agree that they have no use for the historian studying Haig and the Battle of the Somme? Source D is useful for an historian studying Haig and the Battle of the Somme because it shows that lots of soldiers were killed just to gain a small amount of land. We can see this in "You mean 'Are we all going to get killed?' yes." This example shows that Haig is willing to let people die only to move slightly closer to Berlin. ...read more.

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This sounds predictable because the words "yet another" makes it sounds like these tactics have been used continually and have become very predictable. Finally the TV series shows that Haig is miles behind the frontline and that his living conditions are so much better than those of ordinary troops. We see this in the final speech when Blackadder says 'his drinks cabinet'. This shows that Haig is living in luxury while the soldiers barely have a bed. However it is not that useful because it is a comedy sitcom that was made in 1989. ...read more.

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Also this could mean that they rely on second hand information. Also we can see that the uniforms and equipment used is very basic, for example the helmets don't look very protective and simple. However it is a cartoon and they may exaggerate things in order to entertain people and make them laugh. Overall I think in some aspects both sources are useful such as in source E the picture showing the equipment of the soldiers and also in source D it says that most people will die, which they did. However they may not be useful because they are made in order to entertain people and make them laugh. So I think both sources are fairly useful. ?? ?? ?? ?? Dave Green ...read more.

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