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May 1, 2016  

Sniping During the First World War

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

April 27, 2016  

Gear and Advancements of the Allies during WWI

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Feld-Uniformen unserer Feinde im Westen [Field Uniforms of our Enemies in the West], German poster for identifying enemy soldiers, 1914, accessed April 27, 1916, http://i.imgur.com/JV7H0bv.jpg.
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Feld-Uniformen unserer Feinde im Osten [Field Uniforms of our Enemies in the East], German poster for identifying enemy soldiers, 1914, accessed April 27, 1916, http://i.imgur.com/JV7H0bv.jpg.



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).


April 25, 2016  

Tweet the Rising!

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

 

April 21, 2016  

Room 40 and WWI Cryptoanalysis

Information from the Institution of Engineering and Technology and Wikipedia.

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Image from Paul Gannon, "First World War technology: Room 40 secret intelligence unit," Engineering and Technology Magazine, May 19, 2014, http://eandt.theiet.org/magazine/2014/05/before-bletchley.cfm, accessed April 21, 2016. 

April 14, 2016  

The 36th Division of Ulster: the Battle of the Somme

A look at the 36th (Ulster) Division and the important role they played at the Battle of the Somme. 

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James Prinsep Beadle's The charge of the Ulster Division, Somme, 1st July, 1916 in Belfast.  
Image from "World War One: Political Divisions," Creative Centenaries, 

Sources:

April 12, 2016  

Dr. Dolittle Goes To War

Story_of_Doctor_Dolittle.jpg Hugh Lofting's The Story of Doctor Dolittle, Being the  History of His Peculiar Life at Home and Astonishing  Adventures in Foreign Parts (1920). 


 





 First edition photo from https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Story_of_Doctor_Dolittle, accessed April 21, 2016.

April 8, 2016  

Family Feud of World War One

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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 

March 22, 2016  

Winston Churchill during the Great War

WWI-Winston1915.jpg Sources:

 Kemp, Adam. Churchill’s First World War. Directed by  Adam Kemp. 2013. United Kingdom: Aenon Limited,  distributed by British Broadcasting Channel. Netflix.
 
 Photograph of Churchill in 1915 as First Lord of  the Admiralty from Woolworth's  Museum, http://www.woolworthsmuseum.co.uk/WWI-WinstonChurchill.html
 
 
February 23, 2016  

The Easter Rising, 1916

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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/.
 
February 8, 2016  

The “Pals” Battalions

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 Pals' Battalion at the Somme, from https://www.express.co.uk/news/history/684454/losses-suffered-Pals-brigades-battalions-Battle-of-Somme

Sources: 

Robinson, Bruce. The Pals Battalions in World War I. BBC, 3 Mar. 2011. Web. 6 Feb. 2016. http://www.bbc.co.uk/.../british/britain_wwone/pals_01.shtml.

"Carnage as 235 Pals died in 20 minutes." Accrington Observer 30 June 2006. Web. 6 Feb. 2016. http://www.accringtonobserver.co.uk/.../carnage-as-235....

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