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British War Propaganda

November 6th, 2018 · Comments

 Image result for lord kitchener poster

 

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

Britain’s Military Recruitment WW1

October 8th, 2018 · Comments

Sources: “Firstworldwar.com.” First World War.com - Weapons of War: Machine Guns, www.firstworldwar.com/atoz/ukconscription.htm Simkin, John. Spartacus Educational, Spartacus Educational, spartacus-educational.com/FWWpals.htm “Firstworldwar.com.” First World War.com - Weapons of War: Machine Guns, www.firstworldwar.com/atoz/derbyscheme.htm

Tags: Pals' Battalions · enlistment · volunteering · Britain · nationalism · Home Front · conscription

Tweet the Rising!

April 25th, 2016 · Comments

Check out the website http://www.1916.today to experience the 1916 Rising as though it were happening right now!

Associate Professor of History Dr. David Kilroy of Nova Southeastern University is managing a project to commemorate the centenary of the 1916 Easter Rising.  It is a social media project and goes live on Sunday April 24.

Kilroy writes that “’Tweet the Rising’ is an innovative project that uses social media to bring the history of the Ireland’s 1916Easter Rising to life, providing a unique opportunity for people everywhere to immerse themselves in the events of that week and ultimately to draw their own conclusions about what is arguably the most important event in Irish history.  Twenty fictional but historically accurate characters will tell the story of the Rising through Twitter starting on April 24, 2016.  The characters can be accessed at http://www.1916.today or on Twitter using #TweetTheRising or #1916today."

To get into the mood, click the following link to watch a commemorative reading the GPO Declaration of the Republic on April 24, 2016 from Irish Times: 

http://bcove.me/xx01p47i

 

Tags: Britain · Ireland · nationalism · Easter Rising · Home Front · Ulster

Home Rule in Ireland

April 4th, 2016 · Comments

A look at the history of home rule in Ireland and related concepts and its lasting effects today. 
 
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"Home Rule for Ireland" poster - Image from http://www.greatwar.nl/eire/homerule.html
 
Sources:
"The Home Rule Crisis 1910-1914"
"1916 Easter Rising: Prelude"

Tags: Ireland · nationalism · Easter Rising · Home Front · Ulster

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

The Easter Rising, 1916

February 23rd, 2016 · Comments

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1916 Proclamation - Public Domain

Sources: 

Patrick Abbot, History of Ireland, "1914 - 1919: The First World War, Easter Rising and rise ofSinn Féin," http://www.wesleyjohnston.com/users/ireland/past/history/19141919.html.

"Easter Rising 1916," Septs of Ireland, http://www.easter1916.net/.
 

Tags: Britain · Ireland · nationalism · Easter Rising · Home Front