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Things to put into a short story about WW1 for 9 year old girls

Started on Friday 13 February 2015 - you are welcome to add to this list
1

Father losing his job in early 1914

Father losing his job in early 1914
2

Father leaving home - joining up for a short war - with his older brother who owns a farm

Father leaving home - joining up for a short war - with his older brother who owns a farm
3

Irish enthusiasm for the war effort

Irish enthusiasm for the war effort
4

Landing in France after enlisting in Liverpool

Landing in France after enlisting in Liverpool
5

The war in France - digging trenches - letters home

The war in France - digging trenches - letters home
6

Mother dies & comrades killed by accident by a bomb dropped from zeppelin

Mother dies & comrades killed by accident by a bomb dropped from zeppelin
7

Off to uncle's farm & horses

Off to uncle's farm & horses
8

Back home sorrow & worries - letter to Dad

Back home sorrow & worries - letter to Dad
9

Near misses & injuries on the western front

Near misses & injuries on the western front
10

Christmas Day 1914 - football match - playing in it

Christmas Day 1914 - football match - playing in it
11

Battle of the Somme 1916

Battle of the Somme 1916
12

Battle of Verdun - being badly injured & shipped home

Battle of Verdun - being badly injured & shipped home
13

Birth of foals on the farm - excitement of being there

Birth of foals on the farm - excitement of being there
14

The appearance of Dad on the farm

The appearance of Dad on the farm
15

The war ends - I get to pick my first pony

The war ends - I get to pick my first pony
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The end - Dad get's the farm & lives happily ever after with my aunt

The end - Dad get's the farm & lives happily ever after with my aunt