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Earl Haig Unveils Peebles War Memorial
Earl Haig unveils Peebles War Memorial and lays a wreath after inspecting a parade of war veterans. Crowds line the streets to watch the pipes and drums lead the parade of veterans.
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History / Home Front: Research the impact that the casualties of war might have on a small community? (eg. employment, women).
History / Home Front / Media Studies: Contrast this film with Scottish Troops for the front. What are the differences and similarities. Why do think this is?
History / Home Front: There are Armistice Marches every year. Research why is this and what might you experience at an Armistice Day event. Visit your local war memorial – count the number of names and see if you recognise any.
History: The film presents a positive picture of war veterans when the reality was that many were infirm as a resut of the war. Why do you think that they were not included in the film?
History: Research Earl Haig and what role he played in World War I. Find out why the poppy foundation was originally named after Earl Haig.
History / Remembrance Sunday: From your local War Memorial, research how many people died from your school and town. Look at the Poppy Scotland, website for further information on Remembrance and Armistice Day.
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