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December 5, 2020  

The Haber-Bosch Process

By Brenden Zimmer

Describing the history and the chemistry behind the Haber-Bosch Process.

November 15, 2020  

“Les mutilés de la face” and Anna Coleman Ladd

By Emma Waris

A podcast about Anna Coleman Ladd, the woman who changed the lives of the "mutilés" of the Great War. 

Enjoy ! 

October 18, 2020  

Hearing Loss in WWI

By Gannon Foley and Jake Sherman

This week on the podcast, Gannon and Jake discuss hearing loss in the first World War and the effects that it had on soldiers and the overall life in the military.


Alexander, Caroline.  “The Shock of War.”  Smithsonian Magazine.  September 2010.  Accessed October 18, 2020.  https://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/the-shock-of-war-55376701/


Conroy, Katherine and V. Malik.  “Hearing loss in the trenches - a hidden morbidity of World War I.”  The Journal of Laryngology & Otology.  October 29, 2018.  Accessed October 18, 2020.  https://www.cambridge.org/core/services/aop-cambridge-core/content/view/16B72309AAB4878A1AFE2E1F56C13CA1/S0022215118001755a.pdf/hearing_loss_in_the_trenches_a_hidden_morbidity_of_world_war_i.pdf.


Traynor, Robert.  “Hearing Loss in the Trenches of World War I.”  Hearing Health and Technology Matters.  April 1, 2014.  Accessed October 18, 2020.  https://hearinghealthmatters.org/hearinginternational/2014/hearing-loss-trenches-wwi/

September 21, 2020  

Variety of Weapons in the War

By Sarah Walker

There were a wide variety of weapons used in WWI, some new and some old.

September 21, 2020  

Lozenge Camouflage

By Bethany Kilcrease

I'm super excited to get my new German lozenge-pattern camouflage face mask and just start talking about camouflage on the fly.  Sorry, no script!  


Fokker D.VII

This is a Fokker D.VII with lozenge camouflage.  See "Lozenge camouflage," Wikipedia, accessed September, 21, 2020, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lozenge_camouflage#:~:text=Lozenge%20camouflage%20was%20a%20military,of%20the%20Imperial%20German%20Luftstreitkr%C3%A4fte.

September 20, 2020  

Tanks during WWI

By Parker Erickson

Short summary of the use of tanks in WWI, the first war in which tanks were used.


"History - World Wars: Weapons of War: Mark 1 Tank - Non Interactive Version." BBC. February 17, 2011. Accessed September 18, 2020. https://www.bbc.co.uk/history/worldwars/wwone/nonflash_tank.shtml.


Kennedy, Michael David. "Tanks and Tank Warfare." New Articles RSS. Accessed September 18, 2020. https://encyclopedia.1914-1918-online.net/article/tanks_and_tank_warfare.


Photograph 165-BO-0834; Tank Crossing Trench; 1914 -1918; British Photographs of World War I, 1914 - 1918; Records of the War Department General and Special Staffs, Record Group 165; National Archives at College Park, College Park, MD.


"The Vital Role Of Tanks In The Second World War." Imperial War Museums. Accessed September 18, 2020. https://www.iwm.org.uk/history/the-vital-role-of-tanks-in-the-second-world-war.


"Timeline: Key Battles on the Western Front." The Guardian. November 09, 2008. Accessed September 17, 2020. https://www.theguardian.com/world/2008/nov/09/western-front-battles-timeline.


"Voices of the First World War: Tanks On The Somme." Imperial War Museums. Accessed September 18, 2020. https://www.iwm.org.uk/history/voices-of-the-first-world-war-tanks-on-the-somme.


"Weapons on Land - Tanks and Armoured Vehicles." Canada and the First World War. Accessed September 17, 2020. https://www.warmuseum.ca/firstworldwar/history/battles-and-fighting/weapons-on-land/chars-et-vehicules-blindes/.


Woolf, Christopher. "The Day Tanks Changed War Forever." The World from PRX. September 15, 2016. Accessed September 17, 2020. https://www.pri.org/stories/2016-09-15/day-tanks-changed-war-forever.

May 1, 2016  

Sniping During the First World War


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

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.
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 21, 2016  

Room 40 and WWI Cryptoanalysis

Information from the Institution of Engineering and Technology and Wikipedia.

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. 

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
March 18, 2016  


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

Other Resources:
Image of German ersatz coffee in original package from https://www.awm.gov.au/blog/2010/07/12/nothing-like-the-real-thing/
March 15, 2016  

The Air War Part II: Pilots, Crewman, and Aces


Manfred von Richthofen, the Red Baron - Public Domain Photograph


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