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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. 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.”

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.

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. Break of Day in the Trenches The darkness crumbles away.

Holocaust Movies for Middle School and High School The Holocaust was one of the worst times in history and is a tough subject to teach. Here is a list of Holocaust movies for middle school and high school that are PG-13 or under. I am a major supporter of teaching history through movies. Nothing can bring history to life like the big screen. Ghosts of Time: 39 Incredible Then & Now WWII Pictures This haunting collection of images takes us on a journey across the years, combining historical photographs with their modern-day settings. You can follow Adam Surrey’s work on Facebook: Ghosts of Time

Life In A Destroyed City: Watch the Citizens Of Berlin in July 1945 On May 2, 1945, the City of Berlin fell to Red (Soviet) Army after 16 d ays of terrible battle. Adolf Hitler would not surrender, so the fighting was taken to the streets of Berlin itself. But on April 30 Hitler committed suicide, and the German forces surrendered. Even so, the Soviet troops did not spare the people of Berlin. What would you have done?: Terrible choices people had to make during WW2 How could Japanese airmen “volunteer” to become Kamikaze pilots? Why did the SS believe the Nazi state’s racist values? For nearly 20 years I have tried to answer questions such as these by meeting hundreds of people from the Second World War. I was interested in what motivated the perpetrators, but I also encountered victims confronted with awful choices. I travelled across the world; met rapists, murderers and cannibals; talked to heroic soldiers, survivors of atrocities and a man who shot children. I used some of this material in a number of TV series that I wrote and produced (including Nazis: a Warning from History and Auschwitz: the Nazis and the Final Solution), but a great deal of material has never been published.

The Ideal World War I British Trench - History Daily Dec 082016 Andrew Belsey, an architectural modelmaker from London, England, created a series of trench sections – each showing different aspect of trench warfare. This is his “Ideal Trench” Typical Trench Wet Soil Trench 42 maps that explain World War II by Timothy B. Lee on November 13, 2014 World War II was a great tragedy, claiming 60 million lives and throwing millions more into turmoil. Home - Children and World War 1 - LibGuides at State Library of South Australia Oral history is the recording of memories of peoples' unique life experiences. The State Library of South Australia's JD Somerville Oral History Collection is the central repository for unpublished oral history tapes and transcripts in South Australia. In 1979, interviews were conducted with 39 women as part of the research for an Honours Degree thesis entitled 'South Australian women - some responses to the First World War' (Department of History, University of Adelaide). The interviews focus on the women's experiences during the years 1914 to 1919. OH 31/6 – Interview with Alison M.

World War 2 World War 2, also known as the Second World War, was a war fought from 1939 to 1945 in Europe and, during much of the 1930s and 1940s, in Asia. The war in Europe began in earnest on September 1, 1939 with the invasion of Poland by Nazi Germany, and concluded on September 2, 1945, with the official surrender of the last Axis nation, Japan. However, in Asia the war began earlier with Japanese interventions in China, and in Europe, the war ended earlier with the unconditional surrender of Germany on May 8, 1945. The conflict spilled over into Africa, included a handful of incidents in the Americas, and a series of major naval battles. It was the largest armed conflict in history, spanning the entire world and involving more countries than any other war, as well as introducing powerful new weapons, culminating in the first use of nuclear weapons. World-War-2.info is the best resource for World War 2 information available on the Internet.

World War II Facts, information and articles about World War II, 1939-1945 USS Arizona Pearl Harbor World War II Facts Dates September 1, 1939 – September 2, 1945

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