1.1.2 Finding and interrogating historical data
In the following video, Open University historians Annika Mombauer and Vincent Trott do some ‘desk research’. Their task is to find out how many people died in the First World War.
As you watch, you might want to make a note of some of the ways in which you can find out for yourself about casualty rates, and think about some of the problems that you might face when doing this research.
PDF copies of the casualty tables featured in the video are available here:
Books consulted in the video:
Gerhard Hirschfeld, Gerd Krumeich and Irina Renz (eds) (2012) Brill’s Encyclopedia of the First World War, volume 2, Leiden, Brill.
Jay Winter (ed.) (2014) The Cambridge History of the First World War, volume 3, Cambridge, Cambridge University Press.