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Don't write first world war women out of history The spy and the nurse. Two women have lingered since the first world war. Mata Hari had been a circus performer and exotic dancer, and therefore satisfied traditional prejudices when she was accused of espionage and shot by the French. Edith Cavell was a brave and pious nurse whom the Germans arrested for helping British soldiers escape occupied Belgium. She too was executed and became a near-martyr. The First Cholera Pandemic - Top 10 Terrible Epidemics Cholera has been around for centuries — the ancient Greek physician Hippocrates seems to allude to it in his work — but for a long time it was restricted to the delta region of India's Ganges River. It wasn't until 1817 when, carried by travelers along trade routes, the disease spread throughout the rest of India and into what is now modern-day Burma and Sri Lanka. Referred to as "Asiatic cholera" by Britain and the U.S. (which would not be hit by the disease until the 1830s), it eventually reached the Philippines and even Iraq, where 18,000 people died during one three-week period in 1821. This was the first of seven cholera pandemics that have spread throughout the globe.

If World War Two Was A Bar Fight *Interpretation taken from the Canadian military forum at Army.ca. Thanks boys! Still sore from the night before, Germany has had one too many pints. It is sucking up to Russia, deciding it doesn’t want to pay for the drinks that France insists it owes. They then drunkenly shout out that Austria is its brother, man, and Italy is their long time best friend. Body System Lessons This page contains different body system lessons. They are: body systems lesson, the nervous system, the circulatory system, the muscular system, the skeletal system, the digestive system, the excretory system, and the endocrine system. Body Systems Lesson This lesson will familiarize your students with seven body systems and their functions. In addition - it will also teach healthy ways of keeping systems healthy. Nervous System Lesson

These rebellious teens resisted the Nazis by beating up Hitler Youth, and some paid with their… On July 17, 1943, the Düsseldorf-Grafenberg branch of the Nazi party reported to the Gestapo on the growth of a new menace. Certain “youngsters,” party members warned, “aged between 12 and 17, hang around into the late evening, with musical instruments and young females. Since this riff-raff is to a large extent outside the Hitler Youth and adopts a hostile attitude toward the organization, they represent a danger to other young people.” The briefing concerned the so-called Edelweiss Pirates, a collection of adolescent groups engaged in rebellious assembly and behavior throughout the western industrial cities of the Reich. Not especially organized, the Edelweiss Pirates were part clique, part gang, part political resistance, and perhaps most of all an emerging subculture.

SIW November 11 - The Spanish Flu - ABC Sydney Subscribe to Self Improvement Wednesday: Copy this address into your podcast application - This week's lesson is the NSW experience of the Spanish Flu Epidemic of 1918-1919. Your teacher is Jeremy McAnulty, the Director of Communicable Diseases, with NSW Health. Pearl Harbor - StumbleUpon ORIGINAL PEARL HARBOR PHOTOS Never seen these before----must be somebody 's private pictures they saved all this time. These pic's are so clear....very sad....but, good that we can see them...... THE FELLOW WHO SENT THESE RECEIVED THEM FROM AN OLD SHIPMATE ON THE USS QUAPAW PEARL HARBOR December 7th, 1941

Robinson Curriculum Booklist - links to free ebooks Please leave a comment if you can place any of these books in one of the history or science categories on the right (as specifically as possible). This book list is taken from the Robinson Curriculum. It is written in basically the order of easiest to hardest and I’ve taken someone’s markings for the level of the books. Here’s where I’m getting the list from. There are a few of the required books that I haven’t been able to find online. I wrote them in the list, but there is no link. Lebensraum: Policy or Rhetoric? When the Germans talked of Lebensraum, or ‘living space’, they used the term to denote a perceived need to have enough physical room to provide for themselves comfortably. In particular, it identified the possession of enough land to feed a population large enough to ensure Germany a place on the world stage. Hitler did not just start talking about the need to conquer Lebensraum in 1941; its origins lay much further back than even 1939. Anti-Nazi newspaper columnists (for example in Der Deutsche in Polen) observed during the late 1930s that Hitler’s foreign policy involved something more than just planless initiatives, improvisation and contradictory imperatives. They said that its main direction had been well-established during the mid-1920s. The second volume of Mein Kampf, published in December 1926, contained a chapter entitled ‘Eastern Orientation and Eastern Policy’.

Australians at War The Australians at War education kit is an integrated package that draws on the resources of each of the eight episodes of the television series as well as this website. The education kit, as with all components of the Australians at War project, examines the effects of war on the lives of Australians and how the nation has been shaped by those experiences. Maintaining the thematic and dramatic structure of the television series, the education kit explores the ideas and themes in a way that complements the National Curriculum Profile (Studies of Society and Environment). The education kits have been forwarded to all of the nations' primary and secondary schools and are also available for download below. Primary Schools Education Resource Part 1 [PDF 3.1Mb] Primary Schools Education Resource Part 2 [PDF 5.2Mb]

Harry Truman and the Atomic Bomb - Ralph Raico The most spectacular episode of Harry Truman's presidency will never be forgotten but will be forever linked to his name: the atomic bombings of Hiroshima on August 6, 1945, and of Nagasaki three days later. Probably around two hundred thousand persons were killed in the attacks and through radiation poisoning; the vast majority were civilians, including several thousand Korean workers. Twelve US Navy fliers incarcerated in a Hiroshima jail were also among the dead.[1] Great controversy has always surrounded the bombings. One thing Truman insisted on from the start was that the decision to use the bombs, and the responsibility it entailed, was his. Over the years, he gave different, and contradictory, grounds for his decision.

Free books: 100 legal sites to download literature The Classics Browse works by Mark Twain, Joseph Conrad and other famous authors here. Classic Bookshelf: This site has put classic novels online, from Charles Dickens to Charlotte Bronte.The Online Books Page: The University of Pennsylvania hosts this book search and database.Project Gutenberg: This famous site has over 27,000 free books online.Page by Page Books: Find books by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and H.G. Wells, as well as speeches from George W.

A Short Analysis of Isaac Rosenberg’s ‘Break of Day in the Trenches’ A summary of a classic war poem ‘Break of Day in the Trenches’ is by one of the First World War’s leading war poets, Isaac Rosenberg (1890-1918). The poem might be analysed as war poetry’s answer to John Donne’s ‘The Flea’ – because the rat which is so friendly towards the English poet will also cross No Man’s Land and make friends with the German enemy. The rat, that ubiquitous feature of WWI imagery, here acts as a reminder of the English and Germans’ common humanity, even in times of war.

Google Earth animation of the weather conditions of the First Fleet voyage  HMS Sirius Lieutenant William Bradley recorded the daily noon temperature in his weather journal maintained over the course of the First Fleet’s journey from 1787-1788. He continued to record the noon temperature while the HMS Sirius was anchored at Port Jackson during the first eight months of the settlement of Sydney Cove. A preview of the paper to appear in the UK journal Weather is available here The route of this historic journey, together with the temperatures experienced by those aboard the Sirius can now be viewed in a Google Earth reconstruction, prepared by Dr Philip Brohan of the UK Met Office.

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