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Radical Objects: ‘Milk for Spain’ | History Workshop

Radical Objects: ‘Milk for Spain’ | History Workshop | European History 1914-1955 | Scoop.it

During the Spanish Civil War, supporters of the Republican side raised money to help ease the hardship faced by civilians living in areas largely under siege from Franco’s forces.

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The Gernika children who took refuge in Britain

The Gernika children who took refuge in Britain | European History 1914-1955 | Scoop.it

"How Basques fled fascist airstrikes"...a powerful piece from El Pais in English on the children who came to Britain fleeing Franco's devastating attacks on the Basque country

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Spain and the World : Aspects of the Spanish Revolution and Spanish Civil War

Spain and the World : Aspects of the Spanish Revolution and Spanish Civil War | European History 1914-1955 | Scoop.it

A pamphlet is published on the occasion of the 75th anniversary of the attempted military coup begun on 18 July 1936 by right-wing generals, and stopped in its tracks by the people of Spain who went on to fight a bloody civil war that lasted nearly three years. During this period sections of the Spanish people experimented with self-managed organisation of work and society in town and country, and with a new economics. This revolution was to be destroyed by the authoritarian communist reaction and the politics of popular frontism, fascist militarism and the machinations of international deplomacy. The pamphlet explores some of these themes, how they have been perceived, and how the contexts changed and undermined the truly phenomenal revolution in life undertaken in such adverse circumstances. Anarchists and libertarian socialists celebrate this achievement!

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Suffragette Surveillance, 1913

Suffragette Surveillance, 1913 | European History 1914-1955 | Scoop.it
'In 1912, Scotland Yard detectives bought their first camera, to covertly photograph suffragettes.
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HOW JAMES BOND WON THE SECOND WORLD WAR

HOW JAMES BOND WON THE SECOND WORLD WAR | European History 1914-1955 | Scoop.it

On 30th April, 1943 a waterlogged corpse washed ashore on a beach in Spain. The dead man wore a British naval uniform and a life jacket, apparently the casualty of an airplane accident at sea. > How the Germans were duped by a ploy stolen from Ian Fleming

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Witness: Mass Trespass on Kinder Scout 1932

In April 1932, hundreds of walkers organised a mass trespass on a mountain in the English Peak District called Kinder Scout.
The trespass was a major step in the fight for access to the British countryside. At the time, much wild land was privately owned and controlled by game-keepers.
Witness hears from one of the last survivors of the Trespass. The programme also includes accounts of the protest in the BBC archive.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p00qxrj8

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Suffragettes - Up and About | Elizabeth Dean

Suffragettes - Up and About | Elizabeth Dean | European History 1914-1955 | Scoop.it
Programme: Up and About. Subject: Suffragettes. Secondary subject: Elizabeth Dean. Recorded: BBC Studio Manchester.

Views of a working-class suffragette

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RMS Lusitania relic: Camisole. The remarkable escape of Mrs Margaret Gwyer

RMS Lusitania relic: Camisole. The remarkable escape of Mrs Margaret Gwyer | European History 1914-1955 | Scoop.it
UNI 11978. Camisole worn by Mrs Margaret Gwyer, a survivor of the sinking of the RMS Lusitania, which was torpedoed by the U20 on 7 May 1915. Mrs Gwyer fell into the water from a lifeboat and was sucked into one of the sinking ship's funnels.
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The Second World War by Jakub Szymczuk « Xazina

The Second World War by Jakub Szymczuk « Xazina | European History 1914-1955 | Scoop.it

"The Second World War by Jakub Szymczuk. The Second World War – the first days in Poland is photo illustrations project by Jakub Szymczuk, professional male photographer basen in Warsaw, Poland" > interesting looking project that imagines what invasion would have looked like through a colour lens. A sort of 'time traveller with an iPhone' approach.

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Gernika - 75 years on

Gernika - 75 years on | European History 1914-1955 | Scoop.it
Civil War bombing of the Basque town during was a trial run for the blitzkrieg unleashed two years later on Poland...
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The Spanish link in cracking the Enigma code

The Spanish link in cracking the Enigma code | European History 1914-1955 | Scoop.it
A pair of rare Enigma code machines used in the Spanish Civil War help fill a missing chapter in the history of British code-breaking.
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Vienna buries victims of Nazi medical experiments - Telegraph

Vienna buries victims of Nazi medical experiments  - Telegraph | European History 1914-1955 | Scoop.it
The remains of over 60 victims of Nazi medical experiments in Viennese hospitals during the Second World War were given a final resting place on Wednesday in the capital's historic Zentralfriedhof cemetery.
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Double Cross: the True Story of D-Day Spies by Ben Macintyre: review - Telegraph

Double Cross: the True Story of D-Day Spies by Ben Macintyre: review - Telegraph | European History 1914-1955 | Scoop.it
Antony Beevor admires Ben Macintyre’s gripping narrative about Second World War spies, Double Cross...

Book review and short summary

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The End of the Bloodiest War in History: Part I | The Globe at War

The End of the Bloodiest War in History: Part I | The Globe at War | European History 1914-1955 | Scoop.it

Stats on the human cost of war

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BBCArchive - Suffragettes - Women recall their struggle to win the vote

BBCArchive - Suffragettes - Women recall their struggle to win the vote | European History 1914-1955 | Scoop.it

Suffragettes: Votes for Women in the UK.

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WWII Britain Revisited in 120 Short Films, Now Free on the Web

WWII Britain Revisited in 120 Short Films, Now Free on the Web | European History 1914-1955 | Scoop.it
How do you fight propaganda? With propaganda, or so held the British wartime school of thought.
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BBC NEWS | UK | Magazine | The trembling ace

BBC NEWS | UK | Magazine | The trembling ace | European History 1914-1955 | Scoop.it

The air aces of World War I - like the Red Baron - left a rich mythology that persists to the present day. But the man who was, perhaps, Britain's best pilot, remains little known. A profile of Major Edward "Mick" Mannock VC

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Letters of Note: I have no ancestors of that gifted people

Letters of Note: I have no ancestors of that gifted people | European History 1914-1955 | Scoop.it

JRR Tolkein's outstanding response to a request from a German publishing house in 1938 that he prove his 'Aryan' descent.

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