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Español (Latinoamérica) Blackadder goes forth - Bing video. Blackadder Goes Forth — TV Series — Moviefone. The War that made the Nazis. Edith Cavell: nurse, martyr, and spy? | Vanessa Heggie | Science. At dawn on 12 October 1915 the British nurse Edith Cavell was killed by a firing squad, after a German military court found her guilty of helping Allied soldiers escape from occupied Belgium. It was strongly implied that she was also involved in espionage, passing information about German military movements and plans back to the UK.

The British Government denied that she was a spy, but recently the ex-head of MI5, Dame Stella Rimington, has revealed new evidence that strongly suggests Cavell was involved in smuggling information as well as men. However much Cavell knew about the information being carried on the bodies of the men she saved – written on cloth and sewn into clothes, or hidden in shoes – her death made her a popular martyr, as her execution provoked a strong public reaction of horror. Author Arthur Conan Doyle said: So how did a nurse become involved in espionage? For queen and country? For the sick poor (and private patients)? For king and country? Events to mark 100th anniversary of Leicestershire's bloodiest day of the First World War. The Hohenzollern Redoubt. Comments (0) Hundreds of soldiers from Leicestershire were slaughtered in just one day in a First World War battle 100 years ago.

October 13, 1915, saw fierce fighting involving the 4th and 5th Battalion Leicesters at the Battle of the Hohenzollern Redoubt. Over the course of a few hours, 3,700 men were killed or wounded on the Western Front and by the end of the day the casualties included every officer from the 4th and 5th Battalion Leicesters and 669 of the enlisted men. This month remembrance events will be held in honour of those who lost their lives in the fighting in northern France. And on the anniversary flags will be flown at half-mast at buildings including Leicester Town Hall, City Hall, Leicester Cathedral and Newarke Houses Museum – the home of the Royal Leicestershire Regiment Museum. On Sunday, October 11, at 2pm historian Dr John Sutton will give a talk about the Battle of the Hohenzollern Redoubt at the museum in The Newarke, Leicester.

Facebook. The Long, Long Trail: The British Army in the Great War, 1914-1918. Google WWI View lets you explore First World War trenches. The trench maps cover Europe between 1915 and 1918 and were digitised by the National Library of Scotland They reveal the changing Front Line and its communication trenches, as well as the location of enemy positionsMaps also highlight artillery gun emplacements, machine guns, mines, wire entanglements, and observation postsA selection of the maps record the names that soldiers gave the trenches, as well as the names of nearby landmarksIt is estimated more than 34 million British maps of the Western Front were printed between 1914 and 1918 By Victoria Woollaston Published: 15:39 GMT, 1 July 2014 | Updated: 18:12 GMT, 1 July 2014 Almost 100 years since the July Crisis sparked the start of the First World War, a library in Scotland has made it possible to explore just how far, wide and deep the fighting extended.

More than 130 trench maps covering the major battlegrounds across France and Belgium can now be examined, in unprecedented detail, online. British Army WW1 Trench Maps. The map shown here is a section of a British Army Trench Map of the area east of Ypres on the Ypres Salient battlefields in Belgium. The scale is 1:10,000. The title of this map is Map Sheet 28 NW4. The date for trenches overprinted onto this map is given as “information received up to 13th July 1918”.

This map is of particular interest because it overprints the British trenches in red ink and the German trench lines in blue ink; this map was overprinted shortly after the British map makers had swapped the colours of blue and red from maps printed before early 1918 which had always shown the German enemy lines in red and the British line in blue.

British Army Trench Maps are an invaluable resource for researchers studying the First World War battlefields. This article explains why the British Army required the Trench Maps at this scale, how the map reference system was devised and how to find a location using a trench map reference. Development of the British Army Trench Map Linesman. History - World Wars: Animated Map: The Western Front, 1914 - 1918. The Royal Leicestershire Regiment Gallery. WW1's Forgotten Photographs (Hidden Histories) - BBC Documentary. Gmail – La messagerie avec espace de stockage gratuit de Google.

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The battle of the Somme (1916).avi. Centenary Partnership Programme › Log In. How Come They Don't Teach You This In School? This is Brilliant... The British Library Sound & Moving Image catalogue. The British Library Sound & Moving Image catalogue. Ww1 trench photos. WW1 SD Trousers. Untold stories & official histories of WW1. World War I: Map of the Front Lines of WWI. The British naval blockade inflicted lasting damage on the economies of the Central Powers. In Germany alone, some 800,000 people died as a result of malnutrition. The Battle of Jutland between the British and the Germans, involving some 250 warships, was the biggest naval battle of the war. It ended without a clear victor. The Germans did not try to break the naval blockade thereafter. The Schlieffen Plan called for defeating France in a rapid offensive.

But the attack failed at the gates of Paris. Initially, Russian troops invaded East Prussia, but were forced to retreat following their defeat at Tannenberg. In Galicia, the Austro-Hungarian Empire faced a defeat which could only be avoided by a German attack, which took the pressure off of their allies. In 1917, Russia withdrew from the war. After Bulgaria joined the war on the side of the Central Powers, the country was on the brink of controlling the Balkans in 1915. Italy joined the Entente in 1915. Return to main article. Anthem for Doomed Youth - popular First World War poem. First World War Commemoration Site Ettlingen, Germany. Left, Right, Left, Right. Halt! Call to keep politics out of WW1 anniversary. Other politicians also weighed in, with Boris Johnson calling on Mr Hunt to resign, and Number 10 offering support for Mr Gove’s argument. Nick Clegg, meanwhile, was critical of the education secretary’s intervention. In an interview with The Sunday Telegraph, Dr Murrison said: “We need to make sure that this is done appropriately, that the tone is right and it does not become politically partisan.

“And I am as happy as I can be that this wont be a Left-Right issue – I don’t think it is appropriate that it should be. I don’t think political partisanship has any part in this whatsoever.” On Blackadder, which was singled out by Mr Gove for presenting a skewed view of the conflict, and which is reportedly shown in some schools to teach about the war, Dr Murrison said: “It is comedy – not history. The minister also spoke out against attempts within the European Union to use the centenary to portray the conflict as a “European civil war”.

“I fully support the campaign. Tracey dene powell - The Person. First world war: memories of the last survivors | World news. 'God let me live so that I could tell the story'Ovsanna Kaloustian Turkey The diminutive old woman does not go out in Marseille much any more. She hunches over a cane and is spoilt, mollycoddled by her daughter and grandchildren. Ask her about her childhood, and she becomes perfectly alert. Ovsanna Kaloustian is 106 years old, and one of the last survivors of the Armenian genocide of 1915. As a memory bearer, she is perfectly aware of the role she has to play almost a century later. "God let me live this long so that I could tell the story," she says. Ovsanna has kept a whole host of images and details that she describes energetically, of the terror, the massacres and the deportation of her people from the Ottoman empire. Ovsanna was eight years old in 1915, when the Young Turks government ordered the deportation of Armenians.

It was not until two years later that they were finally dispersed, and ran to hide in the countryside. Guillaume Perrier Le Monde Steven Morris the Guardian. Find War Dead. IWM Collections' Photostream. Operation War Diary. Our Heritage. The Our Heritage programme is for any type of project related to national, regional or local heritage in the UK. You can apply for a grant of more than £10,000 and up to £100,000. Under this programme, we fund applications from not-for-profit organisations, private owners of heritage (including individuals and for-profit organisations) and partnerships. You can read more about Our Heritage in the application guidance. Your application will have a better chance of success if you read this thoroughly before you apply. Please note that we have updated our application guidance.

This includes new information about staff costs in Section 5: Project costs and applies to all applications submitted from 6 December 2013 onwards. Our Heritage is a rolling programme, meaning you can apply anytime. We recommend that you send us a project enquiry form before you apply. Is it 1914 all over again? We are in danger of repeating the mistakes that started WWI, says a leading historian - World Politics - World. The newly mechanised armies of the early 20th century produced unprecedented slaughter on the battlefields of the "war to end all wars" after a spark lit in the Balkans with the assassination of the Austro-Hungarian Empire's Archduke Franz Ferdinand. Professor Margaret MacMillan, of the University of Cambridge, argues that the Middle East could be viewed as the modern-day equivalent of this turbulent region.

A nuclear arms race that would be likely to start if Iran developed a bomb "would make for a very dangerous world indeed, which could lead to a recreation of the kind of tinderbox that exploded in the Balkans 100 years ago – only this time with mushroom clouds," she writes in an essay for the Brookings Institution, a leading US think-tank. "While history does not repeat itself precisely, the Middle East today bears a worrying resemblance to the Balkans then," she says.

Professor MacMillan highlights a string of other parallels between today and a century ago. Michael Gove blasts 'Blackadder myths' about the First World War spread by television sit-coms and left-wing academics. Education Secretary says war is represented as a 'misbegotten shambles'But he claims that it was in fact a 'just war' to combat German aggression By Tim Shipman Published: 22:31 GMT, 2 January 2014 | Updated: 08:20 GMT, 3 January 2014 'Just war': Michael Gove says left-wing myths about the First World War peddled by Blackadder belittle Britain and clear Germany of blame Left-wing myths about the First World War peddled by Blackadder belittle Britain and clear Germany of blame, Michael Gove says today.

The Education Secretary criticises historians and TV programmes that denigrate patriotism and courage by depicting the war as a ‘misbegotten shambles’. As Britain prepares to commemorate the centenary of the outbreak of the war, Mr Gove claims only undergraduate cynics would say the soldiers were foolish to fight. The Education Secretary says the conflict was a ‘just war’ to combat aggression by a German elite bent on domination. Vanessa Redgrave playing Sylvia Pankhurst, in the film Oh! Labour condemns Michael Gove's 'crass' comments on first world war | Politics | The Observer. Labour has accused the government of using the centenary of the start of the first world war to "sow political division" after the education secretary, Michael Gove, tore into "leftwing academics" for peddling unpatriotic "myths" about the role of British soldiers and generals in the conflict.

Writing in the Observer, Tristram Hunt, Labour's shadow education spokesman and a historian, accuses Gove of a "shocking" attempt to score political points ahead of the events to mark the war, which began in August 1914 and led to the deaths of 16 million. Responding to an article in which the education secretary attacked what he sees as an unpatriotic, leftwing version of history that portrays 1914-18 as "a series of catastrophic mistakes perpetrated by an out-of-touch elite", Hunt says such "ugly" and politically motivated interventions diminish what should be a time of national reflection.

In his article, Gove said dramas such as Oh! "You take your fans where you get them, I guess," she said. Rachel Cooke meets Middle East reporter Robert Fisk | World news | The Observer. Over the years, the balcony of Robert Fisk's flat in Beirut, which looks out over the city's renowned Corniche, has taken on a legendary quality. In his writing, he mentions it often, as a place of refuge: it is where he wants to be as he tries to forget the quotidian horror of his working day. Having survived countless shells in the more than 30 years he has lived in the building, it has come to stand for Fisk's longevity as a reporter, his endurance and also, perhaps, his luck.

In his book The Great War for Civilisation, he describes the way that, in the years since the American-led invasion of Iraq, he wakes to the sound of the wind swishing through the branches of the palm trees outside his window and thinks: 'Where will today's explosion be? ' (Answer: on his doorstep. In reality, though, it is not quite like this. Robert Fisk is one of the most famous journalists in the world, and one of the most divisive. Does it appal him, this numbness?