What Are We Fighting For?

During World War I, soldiers from both sides were living in, and fighting from, miserable trenches. For months they fought to a stalemate.

With no progress, and men dying every day, month after month, year after year, people began to question why the war was being fought at all.

Examine the picture which illustrates Chapter 9 of the “Lusitania Sinking” story. What does this picture tell you?

If someone, during WWI, had asked the question - “What are we fighting for?” - would the answer be different depending on which side the person was on? Explain your answer.

Do you think that the reason for war, at the end of WWI, was the same as the reason at the beginning? Explain your answer.

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