World War One Resources

World War One

These images have been reproduced by kind permission of Warwickshire County Record Office as part of the Warwickshire at War project.  This part of the Warwickshire at War project has been developed in partnership with Warwick District Council.  The Teachers’ Notes contain brief details about all the documents and we suggest you download these first.

Please feel free to use these resources as flexibly as you like across a range of curriculum subjects.

The films portray professional actors performing the material, to be used as an alternative teaching resource.

Performers: Hannah Graham, Kieron Attwood, Derek Nisbet
Musical composition and direction: Derek Nisbet

The films were made for HCW by MindRiot Productions.

By downloading these resources you agree to use them only as a teaching resource in the classroom; please do not publish images of these resources outside the classroom without requesting permission from Warwickshire County Record Office [recordoffice@warwickshire.gov.uk]

Teachers’ Notes

‘The Cat and Dog in the Ruins’. Letter home by Private Alfred Day.

Film of ‘The Cat and Dog in the Ruins’.

Eat Less Bread’.  Poster persuading people at home to eat less bread.

Film of ‘Eat Less Bread’.

‘Only to See Her Face Again’. Advert from Nuneaton Chronicle, 18th December 1914.

Film of ‘Only to See Her Face Again’.

‘Somewhere in Egypt’.  Letter home by Corporal Charles Shrieve.

Film of ‘Somewhere in Egypt.

‘Bed Rests for the Wounded’.  Extract from Parish of St Nicholas, Kenilworth, magazine, November 1914

Film of ‘Bed Rests for the Wounded’

Papers of Bertie Francis Charlett. Notification of final award and newspaper article

Film of Papers of Bertie Francis Charlett.

Letters to Mother, from Dorothie and Rudolph Feilding

Film of Letters to Mother

Poem: ‘The Soldier’, Rupert Brooke

Film of ‘The Soldier’.

Poem: ‘Dulce et Decorum Est’, Wilfred Owen

Film of ‘Dulce et Decorum Est’

Photograph of Alcester Peace Celebrations