Our War: 10 Years in Afghanistan Series marking the ten-year anniversary of the war in Afghanistan, telling the story of the conflict through the words and pictures of the young soldiers themselves. Ambushed - This opening part of the series tells the story of a close-knit group of friends from 3 Platoon, 1st Battalion Royal Anglian regiment, who were sent to Helmand province in 2007. For most of them it was their first experience of war. The whole tour was filmed on a helmet camera by the platoon's sergeant, who captured the moment when one of his men, 19-year-old Private Chris Gray, was killed in a Taliban ambush. The film explores the effects of his death on both his mates in the platoon and his family back in the UK. The Invisible Enemy - The second episode focuses on a young platoon from the Grenadier Guards and their terrifying struggle with landmines, also known as Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs). They struggle to train a local force, the Afghan National Police, who fight in a reckless and dangerous way.
The Best And The Weirdest U.S. Propaganda Posters from WWI and WWII Every country with a major involvement in World War I and II produced war propaganda posters. The U.S. alone produced hundreds of different posters with wide-ranging messages. And these posters certainly weren’t geared to just enticing new recruits to the Army and Navy. The themes and content of these posters called just about every American to action in some way or another. The themes and content of these posters called just about every American to action in some way or another. There seemed to be something everyone could do and a sentiment targeted towards every heart. Looking through history in these pieces of propaganda shows a very different age in the US. Recruit Of course, many posters were published just to recruit more troops… Some carried a very idealized message of what U.S. troops fought for. Others focused on the romanticizing of military service. Some were even pretty candid about what service meant. Women Men weren’t the only people asked to serve their country…. Demonizing
The Fog of War In this grimly compelling film, documentary filmmaker Errol Morris tackles one of his most perplexing and ambiguous subjects: former defense secretary Robert McNamara, widely identified (and in many quarters reviled) as the architect of the Vietnam War. The octogenarian McNamara, a former head of Ford Motor Co. whose government service began during World War II, is filmed via Morris's invention, the Interrotron, a device that allows interviewer and subject to look into each other's eyes while also staring directly into the camera lens. This enables the subject to maintain eye contact with the audience, and given the frequently disturbing nature of McNamara's revelations, it makes for quite an eerie viewing experience. He discusses at length the Allied campaign against Japan in WWII, the Cuban Missile Crisis, and the costly, protracted conflict in Vietnam. This documentary is available for preview only.
Ten Pound Poms - A Ticket to Australia for Just Ten Pounds Populate or Perish The Japanese conducted air raids on Darwin in 1942. This made Australia acutely aware that its expansive borders and population of just 7m people left it vulnerable to attack. The Curtin government realized that Australia needed to “Populate or Perish”. It put plans in place for a large-scale immigration program (Ten Pound Poms scheme). Arthur Calwell Arthur Calwell was the Minister of Immigration in 1945. Ten Pound Poms The Ten Pound Poms scheme is also known as the Assisted Passage scheme. Australian High Commission in London Upon arrival in Australia the government arranged transit, reception, accommodation and employment for the Ten Pound Poms. Disappointment The living conditions in the migrant hostels were often poor and jobs were not always available. The Ten Pound Poms scheme ended in 1972, by which time over a million Britons had emigrated to Australia. Are you a Ten Pound Pom (child or adult)?
Four Corners 50 Years - Home Welcome to a celebration of 50 years of ABC Television’s premier News and Current Affairs program, Four Corners. This website is a celebration of our history, which is not only TV programs, it is the successful collaboration of people: executive producers, reporters, researchers, editors, producers, crews and administrators, all of whom have played a significant role in the program’s history, identity and success, from 1961 to the present day. Four Corners’ reports have explored cultural and social change, political upheaval, conflicts, disasters and terrorism, with an eye on national and international events. This website will showcase the key stories, people and events we have covered over the past 50 years, and will stand as a living archive to five decades of vigorous reporting on ABC TV. You can explore our vast archive of programs by decade or by theme. The website also presents extended interviews with reporters, executive reporters, researchers and cameramen.
Post World War II British Migration to Australia Summary Between 1947 and 1982, over a million Britons emigrated to Australia, the majority of whom travelled under the ten pound assisted passage scheme funded by the British and Australian governments. Between 1947 and 1981, over a million Britons emigrated to Australia, the majority of whom travelled under the ten pound assisted passage scheme funded by the British and Australian governments (Hammerton; Thomson, 2005). This large intake of British migrants was encouraged as part of Australia's 'populate or perish' nation-building initiative, which emerged in the aftermath of World War II (Tavan, 2005). Whilst a great number of migrants from other cultural backgrounds also emigrated to Australia during this period, an emphasis was placed on the need to attract the British. The ten pound assisted passage scheme proved extremely popular, with two clear waves of migration occurring, firstly in the immediate post-war period, and then peaking in the 1960s.
World War One - What is a Trench? | HistoryOnTheNet Trench warfare characterised much of the fighting during World War One, particularly along the Western Front. Trench systems were complicated with many interlinking lines of trenches. Front Line Trench Cross Section Artillery Line The artillery line was where the big field guns were located. Communication Trench The communication trenches were used to move between the front and rear trenches. Support Trenches The support trenches provided a second line of defense in case the front line trench was taken by the enemy. Bunker The underground bunkers were used to store food, weapons and artillery. Traverse Trenches were not built in straight lines. Machine Gun Nest The machine gun nest was where the machine guns were located. Front Line Trench The front line trenches were generally about 8 feet deep and between 4 and 6 feet wide. Barbed Wire Barbed wire was used extensively in the trench warfare of world war one. Listening Post Listening posts were used to monitor enemy activity. No Man's Land Parapet
Ten Pound Poms: Immigration Museum Skip to main content Calling all Ten Pound Poms, Nest Eggs and British migrants! 10 September, 2016 English immigrants relaxing in a deck chair on MV 'Australasia', 1965Image: Rebecca JonesSource: Museum Victoria Here at the Immigration Museum in Melbourne we are busy making a new exhibition about the stories and impacts of British migration to Australia from 1947 – 1981. Many of these migrants were given generous assistance by the Australian and British Governments and would become known as Ten Pound Poms. To understand more about the huge range of personal experiences, we are looking for people who have a direct or indirect family connection to post-war British migration. Please follow this link to share your experience with the Museum. Question: What was the “Ten Pound Pom” scheme? Answer: The “Ten Pound Pom” scheme is the colloquial name for an assisted migration scheme that operated in Australia after World War II. Sometimes the promises to immigrants were not realised. Subscribe via RSS
Visual essay-writing: cartoons, sticky-notes and plenty of collaboration! To develop analytical and essay-writing skills in a collaborative and engaging manner, start by gathering a series of photographs relating to the topic in question: A pile of cartoons and photographs (maybe about 20 of these)PodcastsVideo clipsTextbooksArticles Next, divide the class into groups. Within each group, three students should be responsible for organising the cartoons into meaningful categories to answer the key question for the lesson (in the photograph shown here, cartoons are being organised into meaningful categories to help understand “Why was the Marshall Plan so controversial?”). Whilst the ‘cartoonists’ are busy discussing how to arrange the images meaningfully, another student should be listening to the podcasts, another watching the video, another reading the article, and another reading a textbook (it is a good idea to let students choose the task they are most comfortable with, as far as possible). Like this: Like Loading... Related 13th April 2016 26th December 2015
My grandfather died fighting for Hitler. What should we make of his legacy? - RN As a kid, I knew my grandad had fought in World War II. There were reminders of him around the house: the old wristwatch, the strange old, scratchy, grey wool blanket that he supposedly sent back from the war. But it wasn't until Anzac Day at primary school that I realised he hadn't fought on the same side of the war as other Australian grandads. He was Joachim — to us, Achim — a German who died fighting for Hitler's Wehrmacht, the German army, on the Eastern Front in January 1945. Over 50 years later, my two brothers and Dad retraced Achim's last footsteps on a train that wound its way through south-west Poland. Inside the train carriage Dad was asleep, slumped against the window pane, but my brothers were awake laughing and drinking. Reaching inside his bag for snacks, my brother accidentally pulled out Achim's last letter and staring out at a landscape obliterated by ice and snow read: 12.1.45Dicke Luft! An unwanted inheritance Photo Muriel and Achim with their son Michel, c. 1942.
A Life Stranger Than the Movie, 'Europa, Europa,' Based on It LODZ, Poland— The truth of Solomon Perel's life is even stranger than the movie. Mr. Perel was the inspiration for the film "Europa, Europa," the tale of a young German Jew trapped by the shifting front lines of World War II who passes himself off as Aryan and ends up in the Hitler Youth. The film version is bizarre enough. It opens with the deportation of a Jewish family to Poland in 1936. Captured by the Germans in 1941, he poses as an ethnic German born in Russia, becomes a translator for a German Army unit, is adopted by its commander as his son and eventually returns to Germany for training at a Hitler Youth barracks. All these events, Mr. During a train ride to Lodz for the premiere of "Europa, Europa" in that city, Mr. The movie, he said, also doesn't cover his meeting shortly after the war with one of the teachers from the Hitler Youth academy. After the war, Mr. Mr. The film, which has opened in Berlin, has met with a perplexing response in Germany. Mr. At first, Mr.
‘Too Dark to See’ documentary sheds new light on black diggers | NITV This year, Western Sydney University and the Australian War Memorial are correcting the record with the documentary, ‘Too Dark to See’. But the project is not just a film - it also includes a photographic exhibition and a commemorative book, published in time for Remembrance Day. The works celebrate Indigenous soldiers by recounting their personal stories. Melissa Williams from Western Sydney University’s Office of Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Employment & Engagement, told NITV the film “is to commemorate Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and really to honour their contribution.” The film features war veteran, uncle Cliff Daylight. They put their lives on the line despite not even being considered Australian citizens. The documentary addresses everything from racism to comradery, as well as the highs and lows of serving in the Australian Defence Force. Melissa Williams believes the film is about humanity. “You don't run out and die for your country.