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Youngest British soldier of First World War fought at Somme aged just 12

Youngest British soldier of First World War fought at Somme aged just 12 | First World War History | Scoop.it
The youngest Briton to fight in the First World War was just 12 years old — but Sidney Lewis’ identity remained a secret for almost a century until the chance discovery of faded documents revealed his extraordinary story.
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Should we really be making money out of the First World War anniversary?

Should we really be making money out of the First World War anniversary? | First World War History | Scoop.it
Which event taking place in Britain this year promises to offer many "commercial opportunities", serve "as an economic driver", "contribute to the regeneration" and provide "a great opportunity to promote" a "wonderful town"?
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Different perspectives 2 miles apart: Two soldier photographers on different sides

Different perspectives 2 miles apart: Two soldier photographers on different sides | First World War History | Scoop.it
Two soldiers on opposing sides whose pictures show they were really just the ...
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Then in 1916 the Battle of the Somme , the bloodiest in British history, took place.
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One of few First World War memorials remembering women gets listed status

One of few First World War memorials remembering women gets listed status | First World War History | Scoop.it
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12 Things You Didn't Know about Women in the First World War

12 Things You Didn't Know about Women in the First World War | First World War History | Scoop.it
The First World War brought many changes in the lives of British women. It is often represented as having had a wholly positive impact, opening up new opportunities in the world of work and strengthening their case for the right to vote.
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Ice melt reveals bodies and weapons of White War Alpine dead

Ice melt reveals bodies and weapons of White War Alpine dead | First World War History | Scoop.it
The Italian and Austro-Hungarian forces fought in the Alps in temperatures plummeting to minus 30C in battles which raged for more than three years and killed more than a million.
Soldiers fought in the Italian Alps in temperatures plummeting to minus 30CBattles raged for more than three years and killed more than a million
Bodies revealed every time there is a hot summer in Trentino, northern ItalyBut often walkers strip them of valuables before they can be recovered
Archaeological director claims global warning means there will be many more
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The 'Great War' in Belgium - exhibition at the Royal Museum of the Armed Forces, Brussels

The 'Great War' in Belgium - exhibition at the Royal Museum of the Armed Forces, Brussels | First World War History | Scoop.it
The new exhibition "Expo 14-18, It's Our History!" at the Royal Museum of the Armed Forces and Military History in Brussels highlights the fate of the small, neutral country that became a huge battlefield.
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Four First World War artists who defined the conflict

Four First World War artists who defined the conflict | First World War History | Scoop.it
Works by Wyndham Lewis, Otto Dix, Paul Nash and David Bomberg helped define the Great War, representing the challenging landscapes and the voices of the soldiers who would never return
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From the Observer archive, 6 March, 1966: Saluting the first world war's 'Valkyries in knickerbockers'

From the Observer archive, 6 March, 1966: Saluting the first world war's 'Valkyries in knickerbockers' | First World War History | Scoop.it
An 'authoritative, readable' history of British women during the first world war wins our critic's approval
Where the idea came from that Englishwomen have always been timid, dull, frigid and dowdy, heaven knows.
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First World War shows us there are no easy human or Christian answers to life - ChristianToday

First World War shows us there are no easy human or Christian answers to life - ChristianToday | First World War History | Scoop.it
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"In what way should the Church be distinctive?
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Oxford University's First World War Poetry Digital Archive. 7000 items for teaching, learning and research

Oxford University's First World War Poetry Digital Archive. 7000 items for teaching, learning and research | First World War History | Scoop.it
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Massive collection of British recruitment posters discovered in attic

Massive collection of British recruitment posters discovered in attic | First World War History | Scoop.it
A RARE collection of almost every original First World War recruitment poster has been discovered – after spending 30 years hidden in an attic.
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Max Hastings on WW1 - right on responsibility, wrong about Keynes...

Max Hastings on WW1 - right on responsibility, wrong about Keynes... | First World War History | Scoop.it

Max Hastings is completely wrong about Keynes and the Great War Telegraph.co.uk (blog) Max Hastings was on superb and compelling form for his BBC 2 documentary on Tuesday night in which he argued that British participation in the Great...

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New British woodlands to mark first world war centenary

New British woodlands to mark first world war centenary | First World War History | Scoop.it
Woodland Trust to create four new woodlands and plant millions of trees as a memorial to the great war (New British woodlands to mark first world war centenary http://t.co/RFfwGw7aQN)...
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Images recovered 100 years later show German soldiers during WWI - Daily Mail

Images recovered 100 years later show German soldiers during WWI - Daily Mail | First World War History | Scoop.it
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Images recovered 100 years later show German soldiers during WWI
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But these remarkable photos, published for the first time, give a rare and uncensored view of the horrors of the First World War from behind enemy lines.
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The Horses of World War I - Today I Found Out

The Horses of World War I - Today I Found Out | First World War History | Scoop.it
war-horse When you think of World War I, you probably think of the technology that made this war so deadly: tanks, machine guns, gas attacks, and bombs. With so many deadly weapons at their disposal, it seems impossible ...
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Princip: a hero to his family and many Serbs

Princip: a hero to his family and many Serbs | First World War History | Scoop.it
Gavrilo Princip who shares his great uncle's name says to him the man who assassinated arch duke Franz Ferdinand is a true hero
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Unseen interviews with WW1 veterans recount the horror of the trenches

Unseen interviews with WW1 veterans recount the horror of the trenches | First World War History | Scoop.it
Precious cache of previously unseen interviews emerges, in which veterans recount their First World War experience in their own words
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Yassine Dinia's comment, April 12, 2015 11:19 AM
Enlace de la guerra en las trincheras pero en ingles
Yassine Dinia's comment, April 12, 2015 11:19 AM
Very good idea .
Alejandro's comment, April 16, 2015 5:33 PM
Buena idea Ilyas no está mal el documental me parece muy interesante de tu parte porque te gusta tratar de hacerlo y de documentalizarte y eso es bueno de ti. Sigue así...
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Escapism more popular than patriotic themes for 1914-1918 theatre audiences

Escapism more popular than patriotic themes for 1914-1918 theatre audiences | First World War History | Scoop.it
There are a number of plays that we associate with the Great War, R.C. Sheriff's 'Journey's End' and Joan Littlewood's 'Oh! What a Lovely War' the most prominent among them. For Londoners during th...
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Book Review: Propaganda, Power and Persuasion: From World War ...

Book Review: Propaganda, Power and Persuasion: From World War ... | First World War History | Scoop.it
“Whom should I trust?” is the question on the mind of the reader who has just completed Propaganda, Power and Persuasion: From World War One to Wikileaks. Media, governments and military forces are all scrutinised in ...
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Four First World War writers who defined the conflict

Four First World War writers who defined the conflict | First World War History | Scoop.it
From the sounding of the first gun, the First World War inspired enormous quantities of literature.
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World War 1 Battle Of The Somme Installation In Birmingham City University ... - Huffington Post UK

World War 1 Battle Of The Somme Installation In Birmingham City University ... - Huffington Post UK | First World War History | Scoop.it
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Immigration lessons from the first world war

Immigration lessons from the first world war | First World War History | Scoop.it
Hugh Muir: Black labour was welcomed during the great war – but afterwards, black jobseekers were shunned, denied benefits, attacked and even driven out of the country (RT @pgmhilferink: Immigration lessons from the first world war #WW1
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Gas Girls – revealing Britain's dirty secret: the Avonmouth Mustard Gas Factories of WW1

Gas Girls – revealing Britain's dirty secret: the Avonmouth Mustard Gas Factories of WW1 | First World War History | Scoop.it

Gas Girls tells the moving story of the local women who worked in Avonmouth mustard gas factories during the First World War.  

 

Fusing theatre, history and science, Gas Girls uncovers the little known tale of the female munitions workers from Bristol whose jobs in the Avonmouth factories.

 

In 1918 there were two factories in Avonmouth employing hundreds of local women and girls to make and fill shells with deadly Mustard Gas. Records show there were hundreds of accidents, nearly three thousand casualties and several deaths.

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What passing-bells for those who die as cattle? Rowan Williams' review of Wilfred Owen Biography

What passing-bells for those who die as cattle? Rowan Williams' review of Wilfred Owen Biography | First World War History | Scoop.it

Listening to the rhetoric of the Secretary of State for Education and his allies, you could be forgiven for thinking that the anti-heroic reading of the First World War began with Joan Littlewood, or even Richard Curtis. The truth is that the culprits are far more deeply entrenched in the cultural and educational world: the rot set in with the eyewitnesses whose records of the war made such an anti-heroic version almost canonical within a few years – the journalists and memoirists and, above all, the poets. Wilfred Owen has far more to answer for than Rowan Atkinson.

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