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Was Neville Chamberlain really a weak and terrible leader?

Was Neville Chamberlain really a weak and terrible leader? | European History 1914-1955 | Scoop.it
Seventy-five years after the Munich Agreement, the name of Neville Chamberlain is still synonymous with weakness. Is this fair, asks historian Robert Self.
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The Nazi women who were every bit as evil as the men: From the mother

The Nazi women who were every bit as evil as the men: From the mother | European History 1914-1955 | Scoop.it
A chilling new book has unearthed the complicity of German women who could go from being warm-hearted mothers one minute to cold-blooded killers the next.
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Armenian baptisms in symbolic church

Armenian baptisms in symbolic church | European History 1914-1955 | Scoop.it
The first christenings in nearly a century have taken place in a symbolically important Armenian church in Turkey.
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Significant event relating to the 1915 genocide by the Ottoman government of the Armenians.

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Incredible photos from WW1 reveal the backbreaking and often dangerous work taken on by British women during the Great War

Incredible photos from WW1 reveal the backbreaking and often dangerous work taken on by British women during the Great War | European History 1914-1955 | Scoop.it
The photographs, all of which were taken between 1914 and 1919, show women toiling away at roles once reserved for men.
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Stalin's Rope Roads

Stalin's Rope Roads | European History 1914-1955 | Scoop.it
The mining town of Chiatura, Georgia, surrounded by steep cliffs, is criss-crossed by a network of aging Soviet-era aerial tramways that are still in use today
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The great Cold War potato beetle battle

The great Cold War potato beetle battle | European History 1914-1955 | Scoop.it
During the Cold War, the East German government claimed the Americans were dropping potato beetles out of planes over their fields in an attempt to sabotage their crops - but was it true, or just propaganda?
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The shadow of Ypres

The shadow of Ypres | European History 1914-1955 | Scoop.it
“CLEARLY,” wrote an exasperated Winston Churchill in the summer of 1944, “I cannot make head against the parsons and the warriors at the same time.” Through...
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The history of chemical weapons

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'Little evidence' Winston Churchill's wartime speeches inspired Britons against Hitler | UK | News | Daily Express

'Little evidence' Winston Churchill's wartime speeches inspired Britons against Hitler | UK | News | Daily Express | European History 1914-1955 | Scoop.it
SIR Winston Churchill's famous wartime speeches were far less inspirational and influential than previously thought, according to a leading historian.
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Ghost army of WWII secret listeners

Ghost army of WWII secret listeners | European History 1914-1955 | Scoop.it
How a ghost army of teenage radio enthusiasts played a secret role to help Britain win World War II.
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Silent Ephemera - 50 Watts

Silent Ephemera - 50 Watts | European History 1914-1955 | Scoop.it

Film posters from the early 20th century

 

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A collection of silent movie film posters from around Europe

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German Propaganda Archive (Guide Page)

German Propaganda Archive (Guide Page) | European History 1914-1955 | Scoop.it
A collection of translations of German propaganda material

from the Nazi and East German eras, as well as a large number of images of posters and other visual material.
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 Very comprehensive website 

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When an Army of Artists Fooled Hitler

When an Army of Artists Fooled Hitler | European History 1914-1955 | Scoop.it
A new documentary shares the story of the 23rd unit’s daring deceptions
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Interesting and little known story from WW2

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Road to the Great War | History Today

Road to the Great War | History Today | European History 1914-1955 | Scoop.it

History Today present a series of articles on how the Great War began

 

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More to follow

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A century on from the first world war, the old narratives feel long gone

A century on from the first world war, the old narratives feel long gone | European History 1914-1955 | Scoop.it
Ian Jack: There is no longer any danger that marking the centenary will lead to blinkered patriotism; the popular narrative of mud, useless slaughter and poetry triumphed long ago
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Early recollections of Adolf Hitler: “Eccentric but quite a pleasant fellow”

Early recollections of Adolf Hitler: “Eccentric but quite a pleasant fellow” | European History 1914-1955 | Scoop.it
In a profile from the New Statesman archive, literary scholar and social critic William Walter Crotch remembers his days in Munich, and the "militant edition of charlie chaplin" he encountered on the streets and in the local bierkeller.
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Nazi-era war crimes cases made available online for first time | History Extra

Nazi-era war crimes cases made available online for first time | History Extra | European History 1914-1955 | Scoop.it
- Thousands of Nazi-era war crimes cases have been made available online for the first time. Housed in an archive at the United Nations, the 2,200 documents have until now been fiercely guarded.
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Goodbye Ossi: The Demise of Eastern German Identity - SPIEGEL ONLINE

Goodbye Ossi: The Demise of Eastern German Identity - SPIEGEL ONLINE | European History 1914-1955 | Scoop.it
For years following reunification, those from the communist east saw themselves as "eastern Germans." Now, more than two decades after the Berlin Wall fell, that identity is rapidly disappearing. East Germany is almost completely gone.
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Late Justice: Germany to Prosecute 30 Auschwitz Guards - SPIEGEL ONLINE

Late Justice: Germany to Prosecute 30 Auschwitz Guards - SPIEGEL ONLINE | European History 1914-1955 | Scoop.it
Germany's top official for investigating Nazi war crimes announced on Tuesday he has recommended 30 suspected former Auschwitz guards be prosecuted for accessory to murder.
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Oswald Mosley: Memories of an unrepentant fascist

Oswald Mosley: Memories of an unrepentant fascist | European History 1914-1955 | Scoop.it
Writer Hugh Purcell remembers encounters with Oswald Mosley, an unrepentant British fascist, whose last letter was a complaint to the NS.
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Photographs of Denmark during WW2 from the National Museum of Denmark collection on Flickr

Images mostly from 1940-1945. During the occupation of Denmark.
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‘Jews Aren’t Allowed to Use Phones’: Berlin’s Most Unsettling Memorial by Ian Johnson | NYRblog | The New York Review of Books

‘Jews Aren’t Allowed to Use Phones’: Berlin’s Most Unsettling Memorial by Ian Johnson | NYRblog | The New York Review of Books | European History 1914-1955 | Scoop.it
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Marxists Internet Archive

Marxists Internet Archive | European History 1914-1955 | Scoop.it
The most complete library of Marxism with content in 58 languages and the works of over 700 authors readily accesible by archive, sujbect, or history.
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New Online Resource to Reveal Stories about Nazi-Looted Art, Wartime Art Market|The Getty Iris

New Online Resource to Reveal Stories about Nazi-Looted Art, Wartime Art Market|The Getty Iris | European History 1914-1955 | Scoop.it
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Campaigning for the Vote: Kate Parry Frye’s Suffrage Diary

Campaigning for the Vote: Kate Parry Frye’s Suffrage Diary | European History 1914-1955 | Scoop.it
The discovery of 60 volumes of diaries belonging to suffrage society activist Kate Parry Frye, has allowed author Elizabeth Crawford to shine new light on the work of New Constitutional Society for...
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