European History 1914-1955
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Searching for Paralympic heroes – in a basement

Searching for Paralympic heroes – in a basement | European History 1914-1955 | Scoop.it
Frank Norman: Ludwig Guttmann revolutionised the treatment of spinal cord injuries and invented the Paralympic games, but there is a longer story to tell...
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Sean Bean and others read first world war poetry – video

Sean Bean and others read first world war poetry – video | European History 1914-1955 | Scoop.it
More4 is marking Remembrance Sunday with a series of short films featuring some of Britain's finest actors reading war poetry from the period...
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Books about World War I booklist - a Booktrust booklist

Books about World War I booklist - a Booktrust booklist | European History 1914-1955 | Scoop.it
These ten books about World War I will offer young readers a range of different perspectives on the conflict.
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A Booktrust list of books for children and young adults about World War II booklist

A Booktrust list of books for children and young adults about World War II booklist | European History 1914-1955 | Scoop.it
From classic favourites to more recent titles, these books for children and teenagers take a variety of different approaches to representing the events of World War II.
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I was Hitler's neighbour

I was Hitler's neighbour | European History 1914-1955 | Scoop.it
The Jewish boy who was Hitler's neighbour and used to pass him on the street - until Kristallnacht, when the family was forced to flee.
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Volkstrauertag 18th of November – Germany remembers the dead

Volkstrauertag 18th of November – Germany remembers the dead | European History 1914-1955 | Scoop.it

As its Rememberance Day on the 11th of November I just would like to say that Germany remembers the dead of the wars as well (at least we used to do). The Volkstrauertag is celebrated on the 18th of November.

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Crucifying Tommy: Punishment in the First World War

Crucifying Tommy: Punishment in the First World War | European History 1914-1955 | Scoop.it

On October 29th, 1916 the Illustrated Sunday Herald carried an article on punishment in the British army. (not full article)

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The Mau Mau may rewrite the history of the British empire

The Mau Mau may rewrite the history of the British empire | European History 1914-1955 | Scoop.it
Ian Cobain: The claim by Mau Mau veterans for abuses suffered 50 years ago challenges not only the foreign office, but the British people's narrative of their imperial past...
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Ghosts of history

Ghosts of history | European History 1914-1955 | Scoop.it

I have combined historical photos with photos showing as the same location is today. I started doing this years ago as a research tool, now I mostly do it because of my passion for history and fascination with the subject.

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A (Strange) Letter to Sylvia Pankhurst

A (Strange) Letter to Sylvia Pankhurst | European History 1914-1955 | Scoop.it
Sylvia Pankhurst (1882-1960) is most famous for her work to advance the cause of women’s suffrage in the United Kingdom.
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Sophie Scholl: The Final Days (trailer)

www.gilscrinefilms.com.au The incredible true story of Germany's most famous anti-Nazi heroine is brought to thrilling life in this multi-award winning drama...
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White Rose: German resistance movement

White Rose: German resistance movement | European History 1914-1955 | Scoop.it

The White Rose (German: die Weiße Rose) was a non-violent, intellectual resistance group in Nazi Germany, consisting of students from the University of Munich and their philosophy professor. The group became known for an anonymous leaflet and graffiti campaign, lasting from June 1942 until February 1943, that called for active opposition to dictator Adolf Hitler's regime.

The six most recognized members of the group were arrested by the Gestapo and beheaded in 1943.

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London is now full of war memorials, but the oldest are still the best

London is now full of war memorials, but the oldest are still the best | European History 1914-1955 | Scoop.it
Ian Jack: The timeworn efforts of Charles Jagger and Edwin Lutyens still stand head and shoulders above London's newer monuments and war memorials...
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Books inspired by the Holocaust - a booklist from Booktrust

Books inspired by the Holocaust - a booklist from Booktrust | European History 1914-1955 | Scoop.it

A look at some of the best children's books inspired by the events of the Holocaust via Bookstrust

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The World at War by Taylor Downing – review

The World at War by Taylor Downing – review | European History 1914-1955 | Scoop.it
David Reynolds enjoys the story behind a landmark TV series...
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BRITAIN'S EFFORT 1917

BRITAIN'S EFFORT 1917 | European History 1914-1955 | Scoop.it

Lengthy animated propaganda film showing Britain's effort against enemy in First World War. Drawings by Lancelot Speed.

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Why are we still trying to understand the outbreak of World War One? | University of Oxford Podcasts - Audio and Video Lectures

Why are we still trying to understand the outbreak of World War One? | University of Oxford Podcasts - Audio and Video Lectures | European History 1914-1955 | Scoop.it
In this St John's College Research Centre 2012 Annual Lecture, Professor Margaret MacMillan examines the reasons why this question has remained important over the last 100 years and suggests some possible explanations for the outbreak of the war.

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The Fake Typhus Epidemic

The Fake Typhus Epidemic | European History 1914-1955 | Scoop.it
In May 1944, close to 25,000 Jews from Nagyvárad in Hungary (now Oradea in Romania) were forced into one of the two ghettos built in the city. Dr Miksa Kupfer, a Jewish doctor, was… Read Mor...
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Colour photographs of Imperial Russia - Retronaut

Colour photographs of Imperial Russia - Retronaut | European History 1914-1955 | Scoop.it

“The photographs of Sergei Mikhailovich Prokudin-Gorskii (1863-1944) offer a vivid portrait of a lost world – the Russian Empire on the eve of World War I and the coming revolution. His subjects ranged from the medieval churches and monasteries of old Russia, to the railroads and factories of an emerging industrial power, to the daily life and work of Russia’s diverse population.”

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Britain favoured execution over Nuremberg trials for Nazi leaders

Britain favoured execution over Nuremberg trials for Nazi leaders | European History 1914-1955 | Scoop.it
Declassified account shows Britain would have preferred to see Nazi leaders executed or imprisoned at end of second world war...
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Crimea's Tatars: A fragile revival

Crimea's Tatars: A fragile revival | European History 1914-1955 | Scoop.it
After persecution under Stalin, Crimean Tatars have returned to their homeland in Ukraine and are trying to rebuild their lives.
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World's Oldest Auschwitz Survivor Dies

World's Oldest Auschwitz Survivor Dies | European History 1914-1955 | Scoop.it
WARSAW, Poland — The oldest known survivor of the Auschwitz concentration camp – a teacher who gave lessons in defiance of his native Poland's Nazi occupiers – has died at the age of 108, an official said Monday.
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