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Christmas Truce 1914

November 13th, 2018 · Comments

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https://www.iwm.org.uk/history/the-real-story-of-the-christmas-truce
https://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/the-story-of-the-wwi-christmas-truce-11972213/

https://www.britannica.com/event/The-Christmas-Truce

Tags: Britain · trench life · Germany · Christmas Truce

British War Propaganda

November 6th, 2018 · Comments

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Sources

Welch, David. Depicting the enemy. British Library, 2014. https://www.bl.uk/world-war-one/articles/depicting-the-enemy.
Fox, Jo. Atrocity Propaganda. British Library, 2014. https://www.bl.uk/world-war-one/articles/atrocity-propaganda
http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/pathways/firstworldwar/britain/espionage.htm
The National Archives. Propaganda 1914-1918. http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/education/britain1906to1918/g6/background.htm

 

Tags: volunteering · Britain · Kitchener · propaganda · Germany · Home Front

Why the United States Entered WWI

October 28th, 2018 · Comments

Sources

Chandler, Adam. (2017). The Leak That Helped Push America Into World War I. The Atlantic. Retrieved from https://www.theatlantic.com/international/archive/2017/03/zimmermann-telegram/518217/.

 

Rubin, Richard. (2014). Why Don’t Americans Remember the War. The Atlantic. Retrieved from https://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2014/08/why-dont-americans-remember-the-war/373469/.

 

Storey, William Kelleher. (2014). The First World War (2nd ed.) London, United Kingdom: Rowman & Littlefield Publishing Group, Inc.

Tags: Britain · Germany · United States of America · unrestricted submarine warfare · Zimmermann Telegram

Sniping During the First World War

May 1st, 2016 · Comments

Sources

Dougan, Andy. Through the Crosshairs; A History of Snipers. New York: Carroll & Graf, 2005.

Neiberg, Michael S.The World War I Reader. New York: New York University Press, 2007.

Plaster, John L. The History of Snipingsniper.jpg and Sharpshooting. Boulder, Colorado: Paladin Press, 2008.

Pegler, Martin. Sniping in the Great War. United Kingdom: Pen &  Sword Military, 2008.

Pegler, Martin and Ramiro Bujiero. The Military Sniper Since 1914. Oxford, United Kingdom:Osprey Publishing, 2001.

 

 

 German Sniper and Spotter, 1917, accessed May 2, 2016, http://www.ddoughty.com/snipers.html

Tags: chronology · technology · Britain · trench life · Germany · tactics · Sniping

Family Feud of World War One

April 8th, 2016 · Comments

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 Miranda Carter, "How George, Nicholas and Wilhelm were Related: A Royal Family Tree," from Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group, http://knopfdoubleday.com/marketing/post/CarterFamilyTree.gif 

Tags: Britain · Germany · family · royalty · genealogy · Russia

Ersatz

March 18th, 2016 · Comments

Sources:
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Food amd War in Twentieth Century Europe, Edited by Ina Zweiniger-Bargielowska, Rachel Duffett, and Alain Drouard. Farnham, GB: Ashgate, 2012.

Other Resources:
 
http://www.instructables.com/id/ACORN-Coffee/
http://foragedfoods.co.uk/how-to-make-acorn-coffee/
http://www.studentpulse.com/articles/899/3/the-british-blockade-during-world-war-i-the-weapon-of-deprivation
 
Image of German ersatz coffee in original package from https://www.awm.gov.au/blog/2010/07/12/nothing-like-the-real-thing/
 
 

Tags: technology · ersatz food · Germany · Home Front

When Was The Great War?

February 4th, 2016 · Comments

Check out Oxford University Press's "The Greater War" series at https://global.oup.com/academic/content/series/g/the-greater-war-tgw/?lang=en&cc=us.

Music: "It's a Long Way to Tipperary," written by Jack Judge, performed by Robert Mandell Orchestra, accessed Feb 2, 2016, available on YouTube at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FsynSgeo_Uo; and "The Battle of the Somme," performed by the 1st Battalion of the Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders, accessed Feb 3, 2016, available on YouTube at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xW2ojn5agr4.

Tags: periodization · chronology · Greater War · Oxford University Press · Balkan Wars · Soviet Union · Paris Peace Conference · Germany