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European stories & official histories

European stories & official histories
New corresponding Hitler postcard found Two days after the soldier Adolf Hitler wrote this postcard to his comrade Karl Lanzhammer telling him about avisit to the dentist, he wrote another one on 21 December 1916 about the painful visit, where he claims 19 of his teeth were extracted. The second postcard surfaced in Bavaria, just like the first one, which was discovered in 2012 during Europeana’s Family History Roadshow in Munich. Dated 21 December 1916, the recently discovered correspondence was again addressed to Lanzhammer, who was in the same regiment as Hitler in the war in France. After an evaluation of the dictator’s dental records, it is possible that Hitler may have exaggerated the episode, as only 15 teeth were believed to have been removed, according to German newspaper Münchner Merkur, which broke the news about the postcard. However, the procedure provides an explanation as to why Hitler was not at the front from early October 1916 to early March 1917.

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WW100 New Zealand A selection of sites and sources for learning about the history of the First World War from a New Zealand perspective, and the role your family members might have played in it. Soldiers inside the YMCA library in Beauvois, France. Ref: 1/2-013635-G. Courtesy of Alexander Turnbull Library, Wellington, New Zealand. Starting Places iTunes U course and Multi-Touch Book on the First World War! Whether you’re a school student or a WW1 enthusiast, you can now discover the different causes leading to the First World War with our new iTunes U course and Multi-Touch Book. The book and related course, available on iTunes in both Dutch and English, use fascinating historical materials to bring the months and years before the outbreak of war into focus. Many of these sources are drawn from Europeana 1914-1918, our dedicated WW1 site which brings together hundreds of thousands of items related to the war from heritage institutions and members of the public across Europe.

Anzac Day Collection This documentary gave NZ viewers, for the first time, a Turkish view of the Gallipoli story. Produced for TVNZ and Turkish TV, it focuses on four young people, two Turks and two New Zealanders, descended from Gallipoli veterans, as they explore the grim reality of their ancestors’ experience. Six Māori Battalion soldiers camped in Italian ruins wait for night to fall. The Mounted Soldiers of Australia — Australian Light Horse Association Horses have played a special role in the story of Australia. For the first hundred years of European settlement they were the only means of transport across most of our huge country. Outside the few cities, ability to ride a horse was almost as basic as the ability to walk. The value of the mounted soldier in Australia was first shown in 1804 when redcoats of the New South Wales Corps set out in pursuit of a large force of rebel convicts who had broken out of the Castle Hill Prison Farm.

Digital Collection - NZ You are here: Home > Digital Collection > Wars & conflict Heritage Digital Collection Home The Canterbury Aviation (N.Z.) Co.: the first hundred pilots AE2 enters the Dardanelles, 1915 - History (9) - ABC Splash - Overview This media resource contains content that shows images of war. World War I was fought on land, in the air, on the sea and below it. What role did AE2, an Australian submarine, play in the campaign to take Turkey's Gallipoli Peninsula in 1915?

WWI - Library of Congress, USA Compiled by Kenneth Drexler, Digital Reference Specialist The digital collections of the Library of Congress contain a wide variety of material related to World War I, including photographs, documents, newspapers, films, sheet music, and sound recordings. This guide compiles links to World War I resources throughout the Library of Congress Web site. In addition, this guide provides links to external Web sites focusing on World War I and a bibliography containing selections for both general and younger readers. Furthermore, as part of our commemoration of the 100th anniversary of the U.S. involvement in World War I, the Library of Congress has created a World War I portal to its extensive holdings on the subject of the war.

World War I 1914-1919: A Source-based Study Syllabus | Exams | Websites | Resources | Glossary | Teachers Modern History Home > Modern History > Core Study > World War I 1914-1919: A Source-based Study First War War Poetry The First World War Poetry Digital Archive is an online repository of over 7000 items of text, images, audio, and video for teaching, learning, and research. The heart of the archive consists of collections of highly valued primary material from major poets of the period, including Wilfred Owen, Isaac Rosenberg, Robert Graves, Vera Brittain, and Edward Thomas. This is supplemented by a comprehensive range of multimedia artefacts from the Imperial War Museum, a separate archive of over 6,500 items contributed by the general public, and a set of specially developed educational resources. These educational resources include an exciting new exhibition in the three-dimensional virtual world Second Life. Freely available to the public as well as the educational community, the First World War Poetry Digital Archive is a significant resource for studying the First World War and the literature it inspired.

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