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Erzberger: Negotiating the Armistice for Germany
Professor Annika Mombauer discusses the fate of Matthias Erzberger, the most hated man in post-war Germany.Read now ❯Erzberger: Negotiating the Armistice for Germany
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 end of the First World War.Read now ❯The Experience and Memory of 11 November 1918
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Why do we have a two minutes’ silence on 11th November?
Have you ever wondered where the two minutes' silence originated? Has the practice stayed unchanged since 1919? Find out here...Read now ❯Why do we have a two minutes’ silence on 11th November?
How are celebration, silence and ambiguity used to depict the armistice in A Man Could Stand Up - volume 3 of Parade’s End by Ford Madox Ford?Read now ❯The Armistice in Fiction: Ford Madox Ford’s Parade’s End
Flu claimed a number of lives as the First World War was ending. This article taken from our Timewatch series explores how devestating the influenza outbreak really was...Read now ❯What was the impact of 'Spanish flu' on the armistice?
In this free course, The First World War: trauma and memory, you will study the subject of physical and mental trauma, its treatments and its representation. You will focus not only on the trauma experienced by combatants but also the effects of the First World War on civilian populations.Learn more ❯The First World War: trauma and memory
Learn more about the Great War and rememberance
This free course, War memorials and commemoration, gives you the opportunity to practise good study techniques using the theme of commemoration and memorials. It will help you to begin to think about how form influences meaning in the arts and how ideas influence approaches to the humanities.Learn more ❯War memorials and commemoration
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Kaiser Wilhelm II: from early years to exile
The last German Emperor and the last King of Prussia, Wilhelm II led German forces during the First World War.Read now ❯Kaiser Wilhelm II: from early years to exile
The history behind the history: Our podcasts take you deeper into The Things We Forgot To Remember.Listen now ❯The Things We Forgot To Remember: Podcast
Michael Portillo asks why we only think of slaughter and loss when we recall the Great War.Read now ❯Beyond the slaughter and loss of the First World War
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Britain's Great War: Download your free 'The First World War Experienced' booklet
From casualties to commemoration, explore the realities of war with this free booklet.Read now ❯Britain's Great War: Download your free 'The First World War Experienced' booklet
Commemoration - remembering and marking your past - makes an important contribution to our sense of community. This free course, History as commemoration, considers ways in which written texts, memorials, letters and photographs can all serve to commemorate events, people and values we wish to remember from our past.Learn more ❯History as commemoration
Take it further with the OU
With this degree course you will develop and deepen your knowledge of different periods of history from antiquity to the twentieth century. Engaging with a range of exciting and challenging topics such as imperialism, politics, social relations, medicine, warfare and religion in different periods, you will learn the skills of the historian in studying the materials of the past. You will also examine some of the critical approaches taken by historians to their subject matter. We offer a number of alternative routes through the BA (Hons) History with different combinations of modules, allowing you to align your studies with your own particular historical interests. Studying within a broad framework designed to meet high national standards for single-subject history degrees, you will develop a range of skills in knowledge management, oral and written communication, critical reasoning, research, and information and communications technologies, all of which are highly valued in the modern workplace.Learn more ❯BA (Honours) History
This module aims to provide a foundation for studying local and regional history at an advanced level. You will cover the key issues in the practice of local history within each of the four distinct 'nations' of the United Kingdom: England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales. The module then explores six key local history themes - poverty, crime and policing, the family, urban history, religion and industrialisation. Underpinning all of this is the development of your research skills. You will be shown how to begin a research project and how to find relevant sources using the growing number of online historical databases.Learn more ❯MA History part 1
The origins of the First World War
Annika Mombauer from the British Library takes you through a series of articles exploring the factors and events that led Europe, and the world, to war.