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Monday, December 10, 2007

Possible questions for the WW1 quiz!

Who do you think the war was harder on, the women and children or the men who were fighting? Why?
~mary

2 comments:

Sarah Lenz said...

I'd have to say that it would be harder on the women and children at home! The men that were fighting in the war would have some stress, but just think if you had a loved one going to war and how worried and stressed you would be all of the time!!!! I don't think that i could have handled all of the burdens...taking care of my kids if i had any, working to keep and income, and worrying all the time about the saftey of my son/husband/relative of some sort!!!

sarah (Lenz, man i am sick of writing my last name!!!!!)

Kari Grundmeier said...

I'm not really sure because the women and children at home have the consant fear of losing a brother/father/boyfriend/husband. And the men at war have the fear of dying, the shellshock, the injurys, the food shortages, (not sure if that's a fear exactaly.) the, well they had a lot of fears... so i would say that the men on the front lines would have more of an effect on... and fighting and living is hard...

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