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Armistice Day article icon

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Armistice Day

The armistice which marked the end of the First World War took effect at 11am on 11th November 1918. Here's a collection of resources for Armistice Day, to commemorate and remember these events.

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The Silver Bridge Disaster: Stresses and strains

The 1967 collapse of the Silver Bridge was a human tragedy - 46 people died - and an engineering mystery: why did a bridge built to last a century not make 40 years? Part 2: Stresses and strains

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10 mins
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Ian Kershaw on Hitler's Place In History: The Lecture Podcast

Ian Kershaw, renowned as one of the leading experts on the Third Reich, unpicks the question of how history should view Adolf Hitler.

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Birth of the Welfare State

It was not until after the Second World War that the British Welfare state took its mature form. In a climate of relief after the war, a climate diffused with an idealism for a new, more just society, welfare legislation had bipartisan support. There was a clear sense of rebuilding a better Britain.

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The Somme: The German perspective

How do Germans view the Battle of The Somme? This article explores reactions to the most famous battle of the First World War. 

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Timewatch: Bloody Omaha

More than 75 years ago, the fate of World War II turned on five beaches in Normandy, France. ‘D-Day’ was the greatest amphibious invasion ever attempted. History remembers it as a great victory. But research reveals that on Omaha Beach, it was very nearly a disaster.

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Hitler's rise and fall: Timeline

Track the key events in Adolf Hitler's life, including his childhood in Austria, his decisions as Fuehrer of Germany, his leadership in the Second World War, and his eventual suicide.

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How did Aretha Franklin inspire the civil rights movement? video icon

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How did Aretha Franklin inspire the civil rights movement?

Aretha Franklin's death in 2018 saw the loss not just of a sublime singer, but also one of key figures in the US Civil Rights movement. Leah Kardos pays tribute.

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5 mins
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How radical was Martin Luther King?

His message on civil rights was unequivocal - but Paul Harvey argues that in Martin Luther King's economic and social message was his greatest claim to radicalism.

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Inventing the record business

As Spotify prepares to float itself, Eva Moreda Rodríguez hails their distant ancestors. Uncover the early years of the recording industry

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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 prison camps.

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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 all sense of fraternity - unless this really is the war to end all wars

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