HIS 308 Week 3 Individual Assignment WWI Veteran Interview Transcript
Resource: World War I Veteran Interview Transcript
Write a possible transcript of an interview youhave just finished with a solider who survived World War I. Provide insight to your readers on the topics of nationalism, imperialism, and political thought.
Develop questions you must ask in order to gain perspective about the roles nationalism and imperialism played in the outbreak of World War I. Research the best possible answers that describe the mood of a World War I soldier. Develop questions that would extract how nationalism affected industrial and political thought during World War I.
Explain the issue of government propaganda. Consider the following illustrations on pp. 772–773 (Ch. 26) of Civilization in the West: “Take Up the Sword of Justice” by Sir Bernard Partridge, England, 1915; and the World War I poster by George Kirchbach, Germany, 1914–1918. You do not need to include all of these sources, but pick one that would be appropriate for your soldier.
Include at least one question about the effect of trench warfare on the survivor.
You do not need to give your solider a name or an identity for him. However, you should at least identify the soldier’s nationality because this will shape his responses to your question. Keep in mind that a British soldier will see events differently than a German soldier, etc.
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