The family of the fallen Australian soldier could choose the emblem to be used - from a choice of three and the personal inscription to be used - provided it did not exceed a specified number of characters. Families of Methodist soldiers who had fallen often requested the Star of David, rather than a cross, on the gravestone. John would be very interested if anyone could provide a reason for this.
This month John also reviewed the ten gambles that Germany took in the Great War. These gambles was all lost by Germany. Each loss rendered Germany's task of winning the Great War more and more impossible.
It is said that war was the national sport of Germany, so John also compared these gambles with the equivalent gamble taken by Germany in the Second World War. In eight of ten gambles, where there was an equivalent in the Second World War, Germany lost all these too.
John then showed the first episode of a French-Canadian documentary about the Great War. The class commented on its power and impact. This is because the documentary is in colour with people moving at normal speed.