Kinaesthetic lesson on WW1 trenches by EmilyTostevin - UK Teaching Resources. The First London House Hit In An Air Raid. Image from Google Street View.
This article was first published in September 2012. We republish to mark the 100th anniversary of the first aerial bombardment of London. This house — a seemingly anonymous and everyday part of Hackney’s housing stock — played a remarkable role in London’s history. Beyond the Western Front: Terrains of WW1. BBC iWonder - Did the machine-gun save lives in WW1? World War 1 – who started it? Emperor Franz Joseph I of Austria-Hungary When Franz Ferdinand, his nephew and heir, was murdered, Emperor Franz Joseph I decided that military action was required to cut Serbia down to size.
But with time lost to investigations and diplomacy, it was not until July 23 that Serbia was presented with a harsh ultimatum. Its demands included the denunciation of separatist activities, the banning of publications and organisations hostile to Austria- Hungary and co-operation with Habsburg officials in suppressing subversion and a judicial inquiry. Serbia’s measured reply was to agree to almost all demands. The only caveat was that the joint Austro- Serbian judicial inquiry would have to be subject to Serbia’s law. Why did the 83-year-old Emperor Franz Joseph and his Vienna government take such a hard line? More than two-fifths of Bosnia’s population was ethnic Serb, many of whom yearned for independence and union with a Greater Serbia. Scale of British war effort in World War One. BBC iWonder - How did World War One's battle in the skies change warfare?
Viewpoint: How WW1 changed aviation forever. 19 October 2014Last updated at 19:09 ET The Fokker DR-1 tri-plane was one of Germany's most famous fighter aircraft in WW1 When the world went to war in 1914 the Wright Brothers had only made the world's first powered flight little over a decade before.
But the remarkable advances made in aviation during World War One are still at the core of air power today, says Dr Peter Gray. To say the first aeroplanes used in WW1 were extremely basic is something of an understatement. Cockpits were open and instruments were rudimentary. Getting lost was commonplace and landing in a field to ask directions was not unusual, as was flying alongside railway lines hoping to read station names on the platforms.
World War 1: Paris 1919 - A New World Order? — University of Glasgow. This course reassesses the legacy of the Paris Peace Conference (1919) and how it sought to create a new world order.
A global guide to the first world war - interactive documentary. Spirit of the Maccabees: British Jews in the first world war. In 1916, Florence Oppenheimer was working as a nurse in a military hospital in Cairo and feeling lonely.
She had previously suffered the "little hell" of a hot, windowless room in a hospital ship in which to treat nearly 2,000 injured men of Gallipoli with "no clean shirts, no bed coverings … no bowls, no soap or flannels". The journey there, even menaced as it was by imminent death from torpedo strike, had been more companionable. Her descriptions of that voyage catch a precise mood – simultaneously tragic and lighthearted – of wartime's evanescent intimacy: I chatted to quite a nice boy all theafternoon.
He is only about 21 andhas left Cambridge in the middle ofhis studies. Later, isolated in Cairo, she suddenly thought: I would like to go to Synagogue, sowrote to Norman Bentwich whoI knew was living here … I hada charming letter from him askingme to call on him and his wife whichI promptly did and things began tolook up from this date. How did WW1 change the way we treat war injuries today? World War One: The tank's secret Lincoln origins. 23 February 2014Last updated at 19:05 ET By Greig Watson BBC News Continue reading the main story Traditional infantry attacks could not break defences of trenches, barbed wire and machine guns William Tritton and Lieutenant Walter Wilson both had experience of working with engines - and the army Tritton, Wilson and draughtsman William Rigby would burn failed sketches on the fire of the hotel room The first design - christened Little Willie - failed to cope with test trenches but a new concept was waiting.
Arthur Lee, 1st Viscount Lee of Fareham. Arthur Hamilton Lee, 1st Viscount Lee of Fareham, GCB, GCSI, GBE, PC (8 November 1868 – 21 July 1947) was a British soldier, diplomat, politician and patron of the arts.
After military postings and an assignment to the British Embassy in Washington, he entered politics and served as Minister of Agriculture and Fisheries and First Lord of the Admiralty following the First World War. He donated his country house, Chequers, to the nation as a retreat for the Prime Minister and founded the Courtauld Institute of Art. Early life and military career
World War One: 10 interpretations of who started WW1. Image copyright Alamy As nations gear up to mark 100 years since the start of World War One, academic argument still rages over which country was to blame for the conflict.
Education Secretary for England Michael Gove's recent criticism of how the causes and consequences of the war are taught in schools has only stoked the debate further. Here 10 leading historians give their opinion. Sir Max Hastings - military historian Germany No one nation deserves all responsibility for the outbreak of war, but Germany seems to me to deserve most. Did World War One nearly bankrupt Britain? Women on the Home Front: Extraordinary images from the First World War. Rare images show women manufacturing oil cakes, grain for food and deadly asbestos for fireproofingThey were taken by official Home Front photographer GP Lewis, who specialised in images of heavy industryMonumental 16ft prints have gone on display at the Imperial War Museum North in Manchester By Dan Bloom Published: 06:46 GMT, 21 January 2014 | Updated: 12:32 GMT, 21 January 2014 Considering they included mustard gas and trench foot, the dangers to soldiers in the First World War were all too obvious.
But their wives and daughters hardly lived comfortably either - toiling on dangerous machines and making deadly materials such as asbestos to keep the nation from grinding to a halt. WW1: Can we really know the Lost Generation? 17 January 2014Last updated at 05:53 ET By Trevor Timpson BBC News From top right: Franz Marc, Francis Ledwidge, Edith Cavell.
Will Gladstone, Harold Chapin. First world war: share your letters, photographs and stories. In 1964 I had to do a school project marking the 50th anniversary of the war starting. We were asked to write down anything our family members could remember about the war. History - World Wars: Animated Map: The Western Front, 1914 - 1918. A Great War Soldier's Record. 8493 / Private Donald Campbell Each member of the British army has service papers that record their army career. Upon joining the army, the first of these papers, called the Attestation Form, is filled in. This is a form that records detailed information about the soldier including name, age, address, height, hair and eye colour, previous jobs, and whether or not they have been in prison for committing crimes.
When completed and signed, the soldier is given their unique Regimental number. Incredible bravery of WWI tank crew who survived 72 hours being bombarded by both Germans and their own side. The crew of the Fray Bentos were trapped after their tank fell on its sideThey were attacked constantly by German machine guns and explosivesEven British guns tried to destroy the tank to keep it from enemy handsBut all but one of the men miraculously escaped the deadly situation By Kieran Corcoran Published: 21:31 GMT, 5 October 2013 | Updated: 21:31 GMT, 5 October 2013 Trapped in their overturned tank, just metres from the German trenches, Captain Donald Richardson and his crew already faced an impossible situation.
Inside the First World War. WWI Christmas truce football matches 'to be replayed' 9 February 2013Last updated at 08:44 ET. Www.schoolhistory.co.uk/gcselinks/wars/firstwwlinks/worksheets/causeswwi.pdf. The Great War . Educational Resources . Lesson Plans. The ABC Proposal for British Foreign Policy. From World War I Document Archive WWI Document Archive > Pre - 1914 Documents > The ABC Proposal for British Foreign Policy Source: National Review, November, 1901.
Documents Relating to World War I. The Great War. The Great War . Historians . Sir Michael Howard. Primary Documents - 1918. The Peace Treaty of Versailles. Battles - The Western Front. g5cs2all. Viewpoint: Let Germans read Mein Kampf. 9 May 2012Last updated at 23:27 GMT There is no law against publishing Mein Kampf in Germany, but the copyright holders have until now refused permission. Now they are planning to publish a new edition of Hitler's book themselves and Stephan J Kramer, of Germany's Central Council of Jews, agrees the time is right.
Contrary to what some people may think, there is, at present, no general prohibition against the publication of Adolf Hitler's book. The reason it has been possible to ban new editions is purely technical. After World War II, the state of Bavaria became the owner of parts of Hitler's property which had been confiscated by the occupying powers - including the copyright to the dictator's publications.
Thus Bavaria has been able, so far, to use its discretion and block new editions. What a triumph for the Nazis this would be. And, of course, the power of the existing ban on publication on copyright grounds has already been eroded, to a considerable degree, by new technologies.