Despite initial hopes that the First World War would be over quickly, it lasted for four years from 1914 until 1918. There have been many films produced about this period in history, some of which have been for children.
- With a partner, talk about other films you may have watched or heard of that deal with a similar period in the past. What do you know about this period and what is the focus of some of the films set during this time?
- Now watch Michael Morpurgo explain why he has chosen to set another of his novels during the First World War.
- After viewing, discuss with a partner the points raised by Michael Morpurgo that you find the most interesting. Give reasons for your choices. If you have time, visit this Imperial War Museum site to find out more.