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World War 1: More free resources from The Open University

Updated Thursday, 2nd October 2014

Discover more about the First World War and its traumatic effects on those that survive it with The Open University.

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About the course

Are you interested in the subject of physical and mental trauma, its treatments and its representation? Do you know just how devastating the effects of the First World War were in terms of casualties across the many combatant nations? Have you ever wondered how it all began? 

We've collated a range of free content for you to take your learning further with in-depth free courses and features on this fascinating subject and more.

If you follow our free World War 1: Trauma and Memory course on FutureLearn, stop by OpenLearn each week of the course to find articles, podcasts and plenty more so you can explore that week's topics in more depth.

To find out more about our range of short courses starting from £160 visit our short courses page.

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Week two

In week two you learn about two aspects of civilian war experiences, atrocities committed against civilians and the experience of hunger on the home front. 

Week one

In week one you encounter some of the physical and mental trauma suffered by those who fought in the First World War




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