Today we have spoken about the different stages of the WW1, from the beggining to the end with a armistice on the 11/11/1918 at 11am o'clock, but really it ended at 5pm because the news about the armistice were late.
After that Marta has asked Paqui how many people died during this war, the number is horrifying, twenty million people died there.
Then we have reviewed the letters from soldiers that Paqui gave us yesterday. I think they are amazing because you can know how they felt there.
The first truce is about a truce which happened on the Christmas Day. The soldiers realized that the war mad no sense because nobody wanted to fight there. The shook their hands and had some time together. We have seen a commercial from Sainsbury about this:
There is also a film about this, called Merry Christmas. Here you have the trailer:
Then we have spoken about the second letter, which was written on Valentine's Day. It described how was the environment there; the smells, the noises, the parasytes that were there, rats...
|Soldiers with dead rats during WW1|
The bell has rung and we haven't continued.
Here you have today's glossary:
- War of movement: guerra de movimiento
- War of attrition: guerra de desgaste
- Trenches warfare: guerra de trincheras
- To dig: cavar
- Armistice: armisticio
- Swine: cerdo
- Shave: afeitar
- Razor: maquinilla de afeitar