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Posted Mar 18, 2010 Share This Gallery inShare47 With the premiere of the ten part HBO miniseries, The Pacific, produced by Tom Hanks, Steven Spielberg and Gary Goetzman, World War II has again come into the living rooms of American families. The Pacific, the follow-up to Band of Brothers, will focus on the US Marines in the Pacific Theater of the war. The below collection focuses on The Pacific War, a term referring to parts of World War II that took place in the Pacific Ocean, the islands of the Pacific and the Far East. The Pacific and Adjacent Theaters in WWII
Isabella of France Isabella of France "No man ever excited her resentment who did not perish under its effect;the king himself forming no exception to this fact." Queen Isabella, the infamous "She-Wolf of France", was born in 1295 in... well, France.
History - British History in depth: Animated Map: Battle of Trafalgar British Broadcasting Corporation Home Accessibility links History Animated Map: Battle of Trafalgar
12 Things You Might Not Know About the Dust Bowl In the 1930s, the United States faced one of its greatest natural disasters. The farmers in the High Plains had turned over too much soil too fast, leaving over 100 million acres stripped of its native Buffalo Grass and barren of crop. Combine this with one of the driest summers on record and you have what came to be known as the Dirty Thirties. 1.
John Green’s Crash Course in World History Former mental_floss writers John and Hank Green have started a new nerdy thing on YouTube, and it's pretty great: Crash Course is a series of educational videos covering World History (John) and Biology (Hank). The production values are high (including animation, HD, all that good stuff), and each video is about ten minutes long. My favorites so far are John's videos on World History -- he promises a 40-part series (co-written with his high school history teacher), though only three parts have been posted so far. Check 'em out below. The Agricultural Revolution "Together we will learn how, in a mere fifteen thousand years, humans went from hunting and gathering--[interrupted by younger self offscreen]"
A journal written by a British soldier in the trenches during WWI mentions an odd moment where the fighting stopped so the two sides could make fun of each other. It details how the opposing trenches were sometimes so close that the two sides would call a temporary truce to exchange friendly insults across No Man’s Land. In one ‘rather curious’ incident, a British soldier stood above the parapet to shout: ‘Come on over, Fritz’ in a comedy German accent. One of the enemy then called back – in a perfect English accent – ‘No blooming fear’. Both sides then put their heads above the trench for half an hour to ‘laugh and shout’ at each other before ‘heads went down and the war went on the same as usual’. Tagged as: Battle , British , Diary , Fighting , German , Soldiers , Trenches , War , WWI WWI soldier’s journal reveals odd name-calling trench truce
Historical Newspapers Online This table provides a list of historical U.S. newspapers that are available online at no cost. Newspapers available for free through Google News Historical Archives and Newspaperarchives.com are listed individually as I identify them. Newspapers available through Chronicling America and state digitization projects are usually listed as a group.
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Yesterday was March 15, historically known as the Ides of March, on which, according to the dramatic the likes of Plutarch and Shakespeare, Julius Caesar was overthrown and killed by his frustrated Senate. To commemorate that rather terrible (but undeniably intriguing) occurrence, GOOD looks at the 15 most infamous assassinations in history.1. Mohandas Gandhi, political and spiritual leader of India, 1948Assassin: Nathuram GodseMotive: Godse was angry over India's decision to give 420 million rupees to Pakistan. He believed India had been weakened when Pakistan gained independence.What happened next: Godse was a Brahmin so in the days following the assassination, massive anti-Brahmin riots took place. The Indian government was harshly criticized for not protecting Gandhi well enough, despite multiple assassination attempts, though Gandhi was known to refuse to cooperate with security.2. The 15 Most Infamous Assassinations in History - GOOD Blog
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History and Timelines History of French art The earliest porch of Chartres cathedral - the triple entrance in the west façade - introduces Gothic sculpture in its most extreme form. Each of the biblical kings and queens stands on a tiny platform projecting from a tall, thin pillar.
1901 to World War II home | ancient world | 6th-15 centuries | 16-17th centuries | 18-19th centuries | 1945 to 21st century 1901 to the Peace Treaty of 1919 The United States to 1910 – morality, sports and music, blacks, reforms The Mexican Revolution – Zapata, Pancho Villa, U.S. invasion, the Carranza presidency Turn of the century Imperialism: 1894 to 1908 – Boxer Rebellion, empire in Africa, France in Vietnam, Russo-Japanese War
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The Ancient Wall as a Cultural Barrier The great wall of china is the most monumental barrier ever created in the ancient world. It is easily the most popular image we associate with the ancient Chinese Empire itself, but it has become so mythologized by in our imagination that we don’t realize it was actually the most extreme cultural barrier ever created. Welcome to The Ancient Web - The Ancient World's Great Civilizations
Best of History Web Sites Best of History Web Sites, created by EdTechTeacher Inc, is an award-winning portal that contains annotated links to over 1200 history web sites as well as links to hundreds of quality K-12 history lesson plans, history teacher guides, history activities, history games, history quizzes, and more. Best of History Web Sites has been recommended by The Chronicle of Higher Education, The National Council for the Social Studies, The New York Public Library, the BBC, Princeton University, -- and many others. EdTechTeacher Learning Futures Summit Join educators from around the world at Chicago's Navy Pier, July 28-30, 2014, for three days of workshops and conference sessions dedicated to exploring the future of learning. We have an incredible line-up of keynote speakers and featured presenters including Will Richardson, Jennie Magiera, Wes Fryer, Richard Byrne, Sylvia Martinez, and members of the EdTechTeacher Team. Early Bird Registration and the Call for Proposals are now OPEN!
Remember the War - Remembering our heroes - 13th November 2011