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British War Propaganda

November 6th, 2018

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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

 

Why the United States Entered WWI

October 28th, 2018

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.

Children in World War 1.

October 20th, 2018

The participation of children during the great war. Sources: www.iwm.org.uk/history/10-ways-children-took-part-in-the-first-world-war

Britain’s Military Recruitment WW1

October 8th, 2018

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

Women’s Fashion from late 1890’s through World War One

October 1st, 2018

 

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Women's fashion during World War I

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Women's fashion catelogue during World War I

 

Sources:

Cunningham, Patricia A.. Reforming Women's Fashion, 1850-1920 : Politics, Health, and Art. Ashland: The Kent State University Press, 2015. Accessed September 30, 2018. ProQuest Ebook Central.

Rabinovitch-Fox, Einav. “[Re]Fashioning the New: Women's dress, the oriental style, and the Construction of American Feminist Imagery in the 1910s.” Journal of Women's History 27, (2) (Summer) (2015): 14-36,194, http://aquinas.idm.oclc.org/login?url=https://search-proquest-com.aquinas.idm.oclc.org/docview/1689848825?accountid=8340 (accessed September 30, 2018).

Battle Rosaries

September 19th, 2018

Interesting Battle Rosaries issued to Catholic soldiers in World War 1. They are unlike any rosary in existence today.

Sources:

"100th Anniversary of 1916 Military Rosary Inspires New Combat Rosary." Roman Catholic Man. March 22, 2018. Accessed September 19, 2018.  https://www.romancatholicman.com/100th-anniversary-of-1916-military-rosary-inspires-new-combat-rosary/.

"Here's a Sturdy Rosary for Catholic Men." National Catholic Register. Accessed September 19, 2018. http://www.ncregister.com/blog/astagnaro/heres-a-sturdy-rosary-for-catholic-men.

"Historical Replicas | WWI Battle Beads Rosary - $29.99." Rugged Rosaries®. Accessed September 19, 2018. https://www.cordbands.com/pages/battle-beads-rosary.

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"WWI Battle Beads® Service Combat Rosary - The Soldier's Rosary." Rugged Rosaries®. Accessed September 19, 2018. https://www.cordbands.com/products/wwimbb-pardon.

2018 Armistice Centenary

August 16th, 2018

Welcome to our 2018 podcast season! This short episode briefly discusses the commemoration of the war, and specifically the armistice, in Britain. It also discusses special events planned for the centenary in Britain and the USA.  

The Cenotaph in 1919

 Image of the Cenotaph in 1919.

Sniping During the First World War

May 1st, 2016

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

Gear and Advancements of the Allies during WWI

April 27th, 2016

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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).


Tweet the Rising!

April 25th, 2016

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