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The roots of culture; history and pre-history.
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Prophylaxis vs. the Axis

Prophylaxis vs. the Axis | Cultural History | Scoop.it
During World War I, 18,000 American military personnel were incapacitated by sexually transmitted diseases each day. By the height of World War II, the rate had been reduced to about 600 a day.

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Vintage Army Tanks Trio Wall Canvas Panels

Vintage Army Tanks Trio Wall Canvas Panels | Cultural History | Scoop.it
Army caterpillar tanks, from a vintage photo, circa 1920s.
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Once Upon A Time In War

Once Upon A Time In War | Cultural History | Scoop.it
A young girl holds her doll while sitting on a busted beam in a debris ridden street the morning after a Luftwaffe bombing, 1940.
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Let us never forget

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Little Alida Baruch a few months old, taken shortly before she was deported with her parents to Auschwitz on July 16th, 1942.

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Haunting Photographs of Artifacts From the Hiroshima Atomic Blast

Haunting Photographs of Artifacts From the Hiroshima Atomic Blast | Cultural History | Scoop.it
Through Ishiuchi Miyako’s lens, the things we leave behind are not merely totems of ourselves, but rather objects with lives of their own. An upcoming exhibit at Andrew Roth gallery presents “Here and Now: Atomic Bomb Artifacts, ひろしま/Hiroshima 1945/2007—,” Ishiuchi's photos of objects in the archive of the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum.
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Bath: The Great War in Costume

Bath: The Great War in Costume | Cultural History | Scoop.it

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"The war is usually seen through military eyes.  However, it could not have been won without the efforts of millions of women. They proved what they could do  – what took a great deal longer was to convince everyone that they should do it."


‘Fighting on the Home Front:  The Legacy of Women in WorldWar One’  by  Kate  Adie, (Hodder &  Stoughton)

 

World War I changed women’s life forever; in terms of status, class, position and what was acceptable for a woman to wear. Fashion changed with the innovation of women being required to do men’s work. The corset disappeared and trousers became a norm.



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Standing on Her Shoulders: Memorial Day- A Forgotten History

Standing on Her Shoulders: Memorial Day- A Forgotten History | Cultural History | Scoop.it

In 1865, just weeks following the end of the Civil War, groups of women who had lost their husbands, sons, brothers and friends, came together in solidarity to encourage reflection and to create memorials to fallen men. Women’s relief groups sprang up in both the north and south to not only memorialize the dead, but to care for the war’s disabled veterans and its widows and orphans.

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Yes, Virginia, there is a Memorial Day -- thanks to women!

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Memorial Day from a different angle

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Ancient Egyptian Soldier's Letter Home Deciphered

Ancient Egyptian Soldier's Letter Home Deciphered | Cultural History | Scoop.it
In the 1,800-year-old letter, written mainly in Greek, the soldier serving in a Roman legion in Europe tells his family he is desperate to hear from them and that he is going to request leave to make the long journey home to see them.

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Margate museum wants your Mods and Rockers memories

Margate museum wants your Mods and Rockers memories | Cultural History | Scoop.it
MARGATE museum is appealing for people to get in touch with their stories of two monumental occasions in the district's history. The centenary of the First World War and Mods and Rockers clashes of...
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An East German soldier helping a boy cross the newly formed ‘Berlin Wall,’ 1961

An East German soldier helping a boy cross the newly formed ‘Berlin Wall,’ 1961 | Cultural History | Scoop.it
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“ An East German soldier helping a boy cross the newly formed ‘Berlin Wall,’ 1961.
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Beacon Broadside: A Queer History of the United States

Beacon Broadside: A Queer History of the United States | Cultural History | Scoop.it

And let’s not forget that the Civil War deaths were fairly personal: you actually shot people or you bayonetted them and they were right in front of you. You did not get to be in a tank and shoot people who were 50, 150 yards away from you. The sheer amount of death was devastating to the men who fought in the Civil War, and who survived. So when we hear the Walt Whitman poems, it’s just this endless elegy to male beauty, to male sentiment, to the uniqueness of men—and quite sexualized, often, within Whitman's poetry and in his journals. On the other hand we have… not the image of the brave Union soldier or brave “Johnny Reb,” but in fact the young vulnerable boy who has simply been torn apart. So the male body becomes here, and we see this later in World War II, which we'll discuss in a later podcast, we see the male body completely heroicized and lionized for being brave, and at the same time pitiable in its vulnerability.

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Trainee Tuesday: Researching to help us Remember | The National Archives blog

Trainee Tuesday: Researching to help us Remember | The National Archives blog | Cultural History | Scoop.it

[T]he project I am currently working on, identifying and researching the First World War collections that we hold, is the one that has most inspired me and captured my interest. From a collection of poems and illustrations made by soldiers whilst they were being treated in Bradford War Hospital, to official minutes from the meetings of Otley’s Belgian Refugee Committee, to personal letters and diaries giving an insight into what life was like during 1914-1918 both at home and at the front; the collections are vast and draw on personal experiences as well as official documentation issued at the time.

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History personalized through letters and objects.

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History personalized through letters and objects.

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Sex Overseas: 'What Soldiers Do' Complicates WWII History : NPR

Sex Overseas: 'What Soldiers Do' Complicates WWII History : NPR | Cultural History | Scoop.it

Americans often think of World War II as the "good war," but historian Mary Louise Roberts says her new book might make our understanding of that conflict "more truthful and more complex." The book, What Soldiers Do: Sex and the American GI in World War II France, tells the story of relations between American men and French women in Normandy and elsewhere.

 

The Americans were liberators; the French were liberated. But sex created tensions and resentments that were serious, yet were utterly absent from contemporary accounts for American audiences back home. Roberts, who is professor of European history at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, suggests that the tensions weren't entirely accidental: "Sex was fundamental to how the U.S. military framed, fought and won the war in Europe," she writes in her book.

 

Roberts joins NPR's Robert Siegel to talk about prostitutes in parks and cemeteries, pinups on planes and how the U.S. Army responded to rape accusations with rapid, racially charged trials.

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Culture wars: why attack heritage?

Culture wars: why attack heritage? | Cultural History | Scoop.it
The Nazi burning of books considered "Un-German" is only one of many historical examples of culture coming under attack.

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