Generals Die In Bed Chapter 12: Vengeance

Please answer all of the following questions thoughtfully in complete sentences on loose-leaf. Make reference to the book WITH PAGE NUMBERS as often as possible.

  1. What is the motivation behind the new battle techniques that the men are practicing?
  2. What is propaganda? (you may need to look this up) How might the story told to the soldiers of the Llandovery Castle be used as propaganda?
  3. What double message is given to the soldiers about taking prisoners?


Vengeance – revenge

Blighty – a minor wound that was just serious enough to get a soldier off the line

Barrage – bombardment

Ordure – manure

Subaltern – lower ranking officer

Cockney – a native of the East end of London, England, with a distinctive accent

Tell Mr. Robson what's on your mind!