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The Great War

The Great War
Welcome to The GREAT WAR YouTube-Channel. If you are new here, watch this short introduction by Indy to help you get going. Our playlist of regular weekly updates: Prelude To War-Special series right: Recap-Episodes: Special Episodes: Episodes: EVEN MORE HISTORY: » HOW CAN I SUPPORT YOUR CHANNEL? Patreon is a platform for creators like us that enables us to get monthly financial support from the community. » WHERE CAN I GET MORE INFORMATION ABOUT WORLD WAR I AND WHERE ELSE CAN I FIND YOU? » ARE YOU PLANNING TO DO A SHOW ABOUT WORLD WAR II? » CAN I EMBED YOUR VIDEOS ON MY WEBSITE? We are also happy to get your feedback, criticism or ideas in the comments. » CAN I SHOW YOUR VIDEOS IN CLASS? » WHAT ARE YOUR SOURCES? » WHAT IS “THE GREAT WAR” PROJECT? » WHO IS REPLYING TO MY COMMENTS? The Team responsible for THE GREAT WAR is even bigger: Contains licenced Material by British PathéAll rights reserved - © Mediakraft Networks GmbH, 2015 Show less

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Internet History Sourcebooks Internet Modern History Sourcebook The Internet Modern History Sourcebook now contains thousands of sources and the previous index pages were so large that they were crashing many browsers. See Introduction for an explanation of the Sourcebook's goals. Explanation of Sources of Material Here. See the Help! page for all the help on research I can offer. Book titles with full text online "The 1688 Paradise Lost and Dr. Aldrich": Metropolitan Museum Journal, v. 6 (1972) Boorsch, Suzanne (1972) 20th-Century Art: A Resource for Educators Paul, Stella (1999) 82nd & Fifth The Metropolitan Museum of Art (2013) Centenary of Britain's bloodiest battle The Queen and senior royals will lead Britain in remembrance to mark the centenary of the Battle of the Somme. Events across the UK and in France will tomorrow commemorate the start of the battle in 1916, a day that became the bloodiest in British military history with almost 20,000 dead. By the time the battle in northern France finished four months later, more than a million soldiers had been killed and wounded on both sides of the fighting. World War I would drag on for another two years. At Westminster Abbey in London, the Queen and Duke of Edinburgh will join the congregation for an evening vigil local time, the eve of the anniversary of the start of the battle.

Joe Sacco’s “The Great War” - The New Yorker Joe Sacco’s latest work, “The Great War,” a twenty-four-foot-long panorama that folds like an accordion, illustrates the first day of the Battle of the Somme, one of the bloodiest battles in history, which took place on July 1, 1916. The Maltese-American cartoonist is best known for his comics journalism, including works like “Palestine,” “Safe Area Goražde,” and “Days of Destruction, Days of Revolt” (his 2012 New York Times best-selling collaboration with Chris Hedges), but “The Great War” is a purely visual work, homing in on a specific moment in history. We spoke with Sacco about his approach. When I got a call from an old friend of mine, an editor at Norton, asking me to draw a panorama of the Western front, my first response was “No!” Being a cartoonist, I always think in terms of narrative—but I grew up on Australia, and there the First World War truly gives Australians a sense of national identity. I don’t feel a separation from the people I read about in history books.

Combat Stress? There's an App for That Check this out. The Pentagon’s effort to help troops manage the emotional strains of combat took another step into the 21st Century today with the rollout of the T2 Mood Tracker smartphone app. Developed by the DoD’s National Center for Telehealth and Technology, nicknamed T2, the app lets troops and loved ones record and monitor their emotional reactions to everything from combat to post-combat therapy and even the highs and lows of everyday life at home. All of this has the potential to help therapists diagnose and treat stress related problems, according to a release put out today by the center. “Therapists and physicians often have to rely on patient recall when trying to gather information about symptoms over the previous weeks or months. Research has shown that information collected after the fact, especially about mood, tends to be inaccurate.” said Dr.

13 Google Search Tricks That Make Life A Whole Lot Easier You think you know how to Google? You don’t know how to Google. Even the most seasoned Googler might not know every tip and trick available with just a few extra keystrokes in the search bar. Consider this your instructions manual for the world’s most popular search engine. Letters of fallen Somme soldiers released to mark battle's centenary On 30 June 1916 2Lt Percy Boswell, like many of his comrades, sat down to write a letter. The young officer in the King’s Own Yorkshire Light Infantry knew roughly what was going to happen the following day, as he told his father. “The Hun is going to get consummate hell just in this quarter and we are going over the top tomorrow when I hope to spend a few merry hours in chasing the Bosch all over the place,” he predicted with jaunty confidence. “I am absolutely certain that I shall get through all right, but in case the unexpected happens I shall rest content with the knowledge that I have done my duty – and one can’t do more.” It was, he wrote, “a short note which you will receive only if anything has happened to me during the next few days”.

Teaching World War I With The New York Times This summer marked the 100th anniversary of the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria and his wife by a Serbian nationalist — the catalyst that sent Europe into a spiral of war and destruction for the next four and a half years. Below, we offer a series of topics and questions paired with Times essays, articles, slide shows and videos to help students dig deeper into the causes, effects and overall legacy of World War I. We imagine students could use these resources as part of a class jigsaw activity, a mini-research project or a jumping-off point for discussion and analysis. Remaking the Map of Europe How did World War I rewrite the map of Europe? What is the significance of Europe’s post-1919 borders?

Far far from Ypres: Soldiers' songs shine light on WW1 attitudes 16 January 2014Last updated at 19:46 ET By Steven Brocklehurst BBC Scotland news website The songs of World War 1 often speak of disillusionment, bitterness, boredom and a very dark sense of humour, says Scottish folk singer and producer Ian McCalman. He says there was no talk of heroics in the songs the soldiers were singing in the trenches or in the music halls back in Blighty.

Internet History Sourcebooks Update Information 2006: In 2006 the Internet Medieval Sourcebooks and associated sourcebooks are undergoing a major overhaul to remove bad links and add more documents. 1. This project is both very large and fairly old in Internet terms. At the time it was instigated (1996), it was not clear that web sites [and the documents made available there] would often turn out to be transient.

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