See also Jonathan North, The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Uniforms of World War I: An expert guide to the uniforms of Britain, France, Russia, America, Germany and Austro-Hungary (London, UK: Lorenz Books, 2011).
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:
Information from the Institution of Engineering and Technology and Wikipedia.
This extra-long episode consists of a nickel tour of the downfall of the Romanov dynasty, the various maneuverings of the Bolshevik party and their leader Vladimir Lenin, and the Russian Civil War and the consolidation of Soviet power and authority.
A look at the 36th (Ulster) Division and the important role they played at the Battle of the Somme.
Hugh Lofting's The Story of Doctor Dolittle, Being the History of His Peculiar Life at Home and Astonishing Adventures in Foreign Parts (1920).
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