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The Great War and West Yorkshire
This document has been compiled to act as a reference point for teachers in and around West Yorkshire when teaching the Great War. It currently covers the involvement of the 16th/18th Battalion, West Yorkshire Regimanet (Bradford pals), the Leeds Pals and the 2/5th West Yorkshire Regiment (Reserves). Additionally there are references to events on the Home Front and links to pther people who had local links. Information relating to other West Yorkshire Battalions will be added at a later date.
Using this reference guide.
The new National Curriculum for KS3 requires the teaching of Local History. This document is designed to ease the use of local sources and tales of local men and women in the context of the Great War.
Using local sources to teach the Great War:
Use local archives, diaries of soldiers, books about local Regiments and newspaper reports from the area to provide source materials about a range of aspects of the war. In the case of the Great War in West Yorkshire, this can be done quite easily in relation to:
This guide has been compiled using a combination of Reference Books, Journals and websites. Where available online, a link to further details or supporting evidence has been provided. A bibliography is included in the website which contains a number of outstanding books about the areas involvement in the Great War. There are also pages containing links to information about local combatants and / or local personalities of the time.