The Soldier's Life
During time of war, a soldier might be sent to the front and be in the heart of battle, fight in the war from a ship or naval base or even live relatively quietly, performing fairly routine tasks away from the main areas of conflict. Soldiers were sometimes captured and might be held for lengthy periods as prisoners of war. Case studies included in this theme will explore all of these aspects of the soldier’s life. They have been grouped as follows: Life at Sea, Life at the Front, Life Away from the Front, and Life in Prison . As might be expected, "Life at the Front" is the sub theme containing most material and it also provides an audio component allowing you to listen to the reading of letters from the trenches during the First World War.