Chapter 2

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Class 9
History
Solutions
1. The year is 1916. You are a general in the Tsar’s army on the eastern front. You are writing a report for the government in Moscow. In your report suggest what you think the government should do to improve the situation.

Question:

The year is 1916. You are a general in the Tsar’s army on the eastern front. You are writing a report for the government in Moscow. In your report suggest what you think the government should do to improve the situation.

Answer:

A report for the government in Moscow from the war front

Sir,

Our army is continuously fighting the battle with great courage but there are still a number of casualties. The defeat of our army in the battle at the hands of the Germans is quite demoralising. Although, our armies have destroyed the buildings and crops before leaving the place to prevent Germans from living off our lands. But now our soldiers do not want to fight such a war. I suggest that government should take following steps to improve the situation:

  • The Army Chief should continue the war from the trenches dug in the ground so that we can prevent the killing of our soldiers.
  • Provide better arms and ammunition to attack the Germans.
  • Provide better nutritious food and winter clothes in adequate quantities.
  • Provide better modes of transportation to reach the war front.

I hope some steps will be taken by the Army Chief from the following suggestions, as our fighting and winning the war is very much dependent on these suggestions.

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