This PowerPoint Presentation has been made to go alongside the brilliant material provided by The Great War in West Sussex project.
The sad tale of John Barnes will undoubtedly capture your student’s attention. Not only do they get to use real archive material in the classroom, they get solve a mystery.
The students slowly work out that Sarah Barnes had to campaign hard, because John was court-marshalled and executed for desertion, despite suffering a mental breakdown. His death warrant was signed by General Haig.
Download the scheme of work and all of the resources from West Sussex’s brilliant Great War Project here.
Download our PowerPoint to accompany this great mystery below. All of the pictures used belong to the Great War West Sussex Project.