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?utm_content=buffer6734b&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter. Looking after the world’s largest private archive of original newspapers means that we’re extremely passionate about history.

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This is why we decided to pick out interesting coverage from historical dates of significance so that others could learn about the past, as it was reported at the time! Our free teaching packs are available in order to help students discover the cause and consequence of historical events. Hard copies are currently available to schools, universities, libraries and accredited education establishments only.

Available Resources There are currently three options available which include a book of compiled newspaper coverage and two packs that contain complete newspaper reprints: BOOK: World War I. 150 years of mathematics in the UK – in pictures. Poignant stories of first world war's conscientious objectors go online. In the winter of 1916 the conscientious objector Harry Millward wrote to his wife Lizzie, maintaining a determinedly jaunty tone.

Poignant stories of first world war's conscientious objectors go online

“The unexpected has again happened. We are going to Dartmoor Prison tomorrow ... We are all in good spirits but as you must know Dartmoor is indeed a place I never in the past days expected to get there. There is some great history attached to this place and many daring escapes have taken place.” Millward would not escape. His first world war records have now been placed online by the Imperial War Museum (IWM) to mark Conscientious Objectors Day, along with those of 16,500 others who refused to serve. There are heartbreaking stories in the archive, including William Harrison, a teetotal vegetarian and Christian pacifist, who was arrested in 1917, sentenced to hard labour in Wormwood Scrubs and Newcastle, and not freed until six months after the war ended, in April 1919.

Millward tried to remain upbeat in his letters home. The History & Legacy of Magna Carta Explained in Animated Videos by Monty Python’s Terry Jones. The History of Education [Infographic] - Boundless Blog. History of Educational Technology. The First Color Photos From World War I, on the German Front. On June 28, 1914, Gavrilo Princip assassinated Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria.

The First Color Photos From World War I, on the German Front

Most of us know this — or at least if we don’t know the exact date, we know it happened in 1914, 100 years ago. We also know that the spark of the killing ignited the international geopolitical tinderbox just waiting to flame into the First World War. Yet as military historians often remind us, no one event can really start a conflict of that unprecedented scale any more than one event can stop it. The second half of the year 1914 saw a series of interrelated crises, responses, counter-crises, and counter responses that, these hundred years on, few of us could cite off the top of our heads. We can compensate for the century between us and the Great War by reading up on it, of course. That color photography exists of anything in mid-1910s Europe, much less as momentous and disastrous a period as World War I, still surprises some people. Via Dangerous Minds Related Content: Frank W.

The First Color Portrait of Leo Tolstoy, and Other Amazing Color Photos of Czarist Russia (1908) A good few people objected to a recent project that colorized old photos of Walt Whitman, Charlie Chaplin, Helen Keller, Mark Twain, and other historical characters.

The First Color Portrait of Leo Tolstoy, and Other Amazing Color Photos of Czarist Russia (1908)

Leave them alone! They grumped. The past, they wanted left in black and white. But this is not so easily done when some photos—whether of august personages like Leo Tolstoy above, or of ordinary anonymous peasants below—were always processed in color. The Tolstoy image dates from 1908, two years before his death, but the process is much older, and successful color photographs, not simply hand-painted colorizations, go back at least to the Lumiere Brothers’ Autochromes from the late 19th century. The method that gave us Tolstoy in color involved taking three photographs—with a red, a green, and a blue filter—then projecting the resulting prints through filters of the same color.

Our periodical, as a purely technical one, cannot honor this venerable representative of Russian thought and word with special articles. Prize-Winning Animation Lets You Fly Through 17th Century London. The VE Day Collection. The First World War Collection. Photography then and now. A Look Into: The World Cup Logo Designs From 1930 – 2014. The FIFA World Cup has been and will always be the most celebrated football tournament throughout the years.

A Look Into: The World Cup Logo Designs From 1930 – 2014

Various aspects of the game has generated much hype. This includes the official logo design and this year is no different. The design is important as the logo represents and creates the identity of each year’s World Cup event. When you look at a particular year’s logo, you immediately associate all the World Cup events and highlights from that year. The-history-of-the-movie-camera-in-four-minutes. For their annual Lifetime Achievement Awards, the folks over at the Society of Camera Operators put together a lovely, surprisingly rousing video about the evolution of the movie camera over the course of the past century or so of cinema.

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And, as you can see above, it has changed quite a bit. The piece begins at the beginning, with the early pioneers of film: the Lumiere brothers’ first motion picture cameras and their revolutionary actualités, Georges Méliès’ baroque flights of fancy, D. W. Griffith’s sprawling epics. The cameras that shot these films were crude, boxy and hand-powered but their basic mechanics were roughly the same as the sophisticated 70mm cameras Stanley Kubrick used to shoot 2001: A Space Odyssey six decades later. The Evolution of Video Game Consoles. eLearning Tools-Resources-etc. History of Education Timeline. Google Cultural Institute. eLearning Tools-Resources-etc. eLearning Tools-Resources-etc. A History of the World in 100 Objects. A Comparison of Hard Drive Sizes 1979 – 2011 [Image] - How-To Geek ETC. A History of the World - Explorer. YouTube: History for Music Lovers Channel.

Unseen Titanic. The wreck sleeps in darkness, a puzzlement of corroded steel strewn across a thousand acres of the North Atlantic seabed.

Unseen Titanic

Fungi feed on it. Weird colorless life-forms, unfazed by the crushing pressure, prowl its jagged ramparts. From time to time, beginning with the discovery of the wreck in 1985 by Explorer-in-Residence Robert Ballard and Jean-Louis Michel, a robot or a manned submersible has swept over Titanic’s gloomy facets, pinged a sonar beam in its direction, taken some images—and left. In recent years explorers like James Cameron and Paul-Henry Nargeolet have brought back increasingly vivid pictures of the wreck. Yet we’ve mainly glimpsed the site as though through a keyhole, our view limited by the dreck suspended in the water and the ambit of a submersible’s lights. Until now. On closer inspection, though, the site appears to be littered with man-made detritus—a Jackson Pollock-like scattering of lines and spheres, scraps and shards. Rome Reborn – An Amazing Digital Model of Ancient Rome.

What did ancient Rome look like in A.D. 320?

Rome Reborn – An Amazing Digital Model of Ancient Rome

Rome Reborn is an international initiative to answer this question and create a 3D digital model of the Eternal City at a time when Rome’s population had reached its peak (about one million) and the first Christian churches were being built. The result is a truly stunning bird’s-eye and ground view of ancient Rome that makes you feel as if you were actually there. There are also some high-resolution images that lend themselves perfectly to being used as wallpaper for your computer. HT @amishare Related Content: Recollections of a career in film. National Heritage List 4 England. Black History Month 2011. Did you know that Elijah McCoy was a famous Black inventor whose inventions were always associated with quality, hence the term ‘the real McCoy’?

Black History Month 2011

Or that the oldest fossil record evidence of African presence in Europe was found in Ipswich and dates back to the Medieval period 1190 – 1300? Or that Black History Month started in North America in February 1926 as Negro History Week? Around the UK individuals and groups are celebrating Black History Month this October, in their learning environments, communities, homes, workplaces and in the media. How Many Really? Historypin. Historypin..

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The History of Thomas Edison - a Short Story. The History of April Fools Day [Video] History of Social Media. Digital wardrobe UK’s changing lifestyles. The UK’s changing fashions from tracksuits to knitted bikinis are to be collected in a huge online wardrobe for the benefit of vintage enthusiasts, school pupils, social historians and academic researchers.

Celebrated mail-order company Kay & Co Ltd was for more than 100 years a staple of shopping in the UK, providing contemporary fashions, household items and luxuries at affordable prices to the general public. Detailed facts and History on the RMS Titanic Disaster of 1912. Blitz School. Domesday Reloaded. Bayoux Tapestry. Animated History Of Aviation.