Why did the Second World War happen? Back in the 1970s, when I was at school, my history teachers were in thrall to AJP Taylor and his Origins of the Second World War (Hamish Hamilton, 1961). They taught that the answer to the question “Why did the Second World War happen?” was to be found to a large extent in the story of the incompetence of successive British governments in the 1930s; and, more particularly, in the stupidity of Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain at the Munich conference in 1938 when he agreed that Adolf Hitler could annex part of Czechoslovakia – the German speaking Sudetenland.
The Treaty of Versailles – Past Paper IGCSE History Questions + Practice/Revision Questions Were the Peace Treaties of 1919-1923 fair? ‘a’ questions 1. What were the main terms of the Treaty of Versailles? 2. What was the War Guilt clause? 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).
How to make a small kitchen efficient I've got nothing against these grand spaces, but it always warms my heart – and my design sensibilities – to visit small kitchens that sparkle with both efficiency and style. Boat owners have long known that, with disciplined use of space and creative selection of essential kitchen tools, a small kitchen works wonderfully. The same is true for those of us (me included!) who live in homes with relatively small kitchens. We have all learned to arrange our spaces to comfortably and efficiently utilize the essentials – stove, sink, refrigerator and counter space – and to enable us to relish those memorable moments we spend in our kitchens with family and friends. I have a good friend who loves to cook, but was frustrated by the fact that the kitchen in her cottage-style home was not only small, dark and cramped, but poorly laid out.
Cold War (TV series) Cold War is a twenty-four episode television documentary series about the Cold War that aired in 1998. It features interviews and footage of the events that shaped the tense relationships between the Soviet Union and the United States. After the series was broadcast it was released as a set of twelve (NTSC) or eight (PAL) VHS cassettes. The series was released on DVD by Warner Home Video on May 8, 2012 in North America. Some viewers report that the archival footage has been cropped for widescreen presentation instead of being left in the original format. 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.
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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.
Been there Since 2005, Guardian Travel's Been there site has been offering a view of world travel through the eyes of real travellers – you – with tips, blogs, pictures and advice straight from the horse's mouth. The Been there site has now closed but we are still running our weekly readers' tips and monthly photo competitions. To enter both go to GuardianWitness. Here's what you need to know: Been there photo competition We are rightly proud of our monthly photo competition as the standard of travel photography it generates is incredibly high. Second World War, 1939–45 On 3 September 1939 Prime Minister Robert Gordon Menzies announced the beginning of Australia's involvement in the Second World War on every national and commercial radio station in Australia. Almost a million Australians, both men and women, served in the Second World War. They fought in campaigns against Germany and Italy in Europe, the Mediterranean and North Africa, as well as against Japan in south-east Asia and other parts of the Pacific. The Australian mainland came under direct attack for the first time, as Japanese aircraft bombed towns in north-west Australia and Japanese midget submarines attacked Sydney harbour.
Long term causes of World War Two World War Two was not caused solely by short term events in the 1930's such as Austria and Czechoslovakia. The anger and resentment that built up in Nazi Germany - and which was played on by Hitler during his rise to power and when he became Chancellor in January 1933 - also had long term causes that went back to the 1919 Treaty of Versailles. Patriotic Germans had never forgotten their nation's treatment in Paris in that year.
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.