To the unknown soldier
In writing this week we have been writing to the unknown soldier we had to use short sharp sentences ,aaawwubbis and opener sentences.
Dear unknown soldier
I’m writing to you to ask what it was like during those dreadful times . As I am writing to you, I am sitting here in my warm cosy classroom thinking of the deafening gun shots, oozing blood and squishy mud. Your family and friends still remember you and cherish those memories with you . I want you to know that we remember you and will never forget you .
I can not imagine what it would be like for you in cold muddy trenches surrounded by smelly decomposing bodies and knee high mud. Was it hard leaving home? I hear that some soldiers found it so hard leaving home that they lied about sickness so they could go home . Did you lie about your age? Some men said they were 18 when they were really only 15 !
Did you feel proud wearing your uniform? We learnt all about them with your big heavy drink bottles and saggy uniform. Did you cut your uniform like other soldiers did? Did you get sent to Egypt thinking you were going to France on a big adventure ?
When I close my eyes and think of war, I see barbed wire fences, blood stained dirt and helpless dying men lying in heaps . Was it really as bad as all
that ? Did you have children ? Oh the poor mothers and children that got separated and taken on trains to all sorts of different places .
I am only 10 yet I already know a lot about war. I want to thank you for serving our country.