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    Why do we have a two minutes’ silence on 11th November?

    By Professor Annika Mombauer, Dr Vincent Trott

    Have you ever wondered where the two minutes' silence originated? Has the practice stayed unchanged since 1919? Find...

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    25 Sep 2018

  • Why do we have a two minutes’ silence on 11th November?

    Why do we have a two minutes’ silence on 11th November? Creative commons image Icon Photo: Sgt Dan Harmer, RLC/MOD [OGL (http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/doc/open-government-licence/version/1/)], via Wikimedia Commons under Creative-Commons license New content
    Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 25 Sep 2018
    Have you ever wondered where the two minutes' silence originated? Has the practice stayed unchanged since 1919? Find out here...
  • The Experience and Memory of 11 November 1918

    Were the British people as jubilant as some newspapers depict on the day of the Armistice in 1918? Vincent...

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    24 Sep 2018

  • The Experience and Memory of 11 November 1918

    The Experience and Memory of 11 November 1918 New content
    Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 24 Sep 2018
    Were the British people as jubilant as some newspapers depict on the day of the Armistice in 1918? Vincent Trott explores the mixed feelings at the...
  • The Armistice in Fiction: Ford Madox Ford’s Parade’s End

    By Dr Sara Haslam

    How are celebration, silence and ambiguity used to depict the armistice in A Man Could Stand Up - ...

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    Level: 1 Introductory

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    19 Sep 2018

  • The Armistice in Fiction: Ford Madox Ford’s Parade’s End

    The Armistice in Fiction: Ford Madox Ford’s Parade’s End Creative commons image Icon Clear Inner Vision under CC-BY-NC-ND licence under Creative-Commons license Updated content
    Introductory level Duration 15 mins Updated 19 Sep 2018
    How are celebration, silence and ambiguity used to depict the armistice in A Man Could Stand Up - volume 3 of Parade’s End by...
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    Hitler's rise and fall: Timeline

    By The OpenLearn team

    Track the key events in Hitler's life, from his childhood in Austria to his suicide in the bunker in Berlin.

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    15 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

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    20 Aug 2018

  • Hitler's rise and fall: Timeline

    Hitler's rise and fall: Timeline Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Walter Frentz Archive
    Introductory level Duration 15 mins Updated 20 Aug 2018
    Track the key events in Hitler's life, from his childhood in Austria to his suicide in the bunker in Berlin.
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    08 Aug 2018

  • Why we no longer need melted-down bracelets to make bullets (or build roads)

    Introductory level Duration 15 mins Updated 08 Aug 2018
    While austerity isn’t over, governments have stopped trying to scare us about the scale of their debts – thanks to a big change in the way economies make...
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    Level: 1 Introductory

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    05 Feb 2018

  • ‘Literary Caregiving’: The War Library and Endell Street Military Hospital Library

    ‘Literary Caregiving’: The War Library and Endell Street Military Hospital Library Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Women's Library
    Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 05 Feb 2018
    How did women (including suffragettes) help wounded soldiers in the First World War? Dr Sara Haslam explores this question, drawing on her research into...
  • Christmas at war: 1918 - At peace, but not at home

    The war may have ended in November, but some men who had been captured were still facing a Christmas in the...

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    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

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    22 Dec 2017

  • Christmas at war: 1918 - At peace, but not at home

    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 22 Dec 2017
    The war may have ended in November, but some men who had been captured were still facing a Christmas in the prison camps.
  • Christmas at war: 1917 - Brotherhood and bombs don't mix

    In a weary editorial, the Daily Mirror frets that humanity's capacity for creating destruction might have wiped out...

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    21 Dec 2017

  • Christmas at war: 1917 - Brotherhood and bombs don't mix

    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 21 Dec 2017
    In a weary editorial, the Daily Mirror frets that humanity's capacity for creating destruction might have wiped out all sense of fraternity - unless this...
  • Christmas at war: 1916 - Festivities at the front

    Percival Philips scours France for good cheer - but it's hard to ignore the plight of those bombed out of their homes.

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    20 Dec 2017

  • Christmas at war: 1916 - Festivities at the front

    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 20 Dec 2017
    Percival Philips scours France for good cheer - but it's hard to ignore the plight of those bombed out of their homes.
  • Christmas at war: 1915 - A wish deferred

    The Financial Times struggles to see a brighter future, but hopes that at least city traders will no longer be seen...

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    19 Dec 2017

  • Christmas at war: 1915 - A wish deferred

    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 19 Dec 2017
    The Financial Times struggles to see a brighter future, but hopes that at least city traders will no longer be seen as driven purely by greed.

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    Form and uses of language

    In this free course, Form and uses of language, we will consider how language can be used in different ways for different purposes. To do this we...

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    05 Feb 2016

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    Introductory level Duration 4 hours Updated 05 Feb 2016
    In this free course, Form and uses of language, we will consider how language can...
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