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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 First World War: trauma and memory

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.

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9 hrs
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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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The July Crisis: A chronology

A diplomatic crisis among major European powers in 1914 led to the First World War. What happened when?

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The origins of the First World War

Take an in-depth look at how Europe ended up fighting a four-year war (1914-1918) on a global scale with this collection on the First World War.

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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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What was The Schlieffen Plan?

France to the west, Russia to the east; Germany had a strategic plan to prevent full-scale war in the early 20th century. So why did it fail?

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The assassination of Franz Ferdinand

How did a conspiracy to kill an Archduke Franz Ferdinand set off a chain of events ending in the First World War? Explore what sparked the July Crisis. 

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The debate on the origins of the First World War

The way historians have viewed the causes of WWI has changed in the hundred years since war broke out. This article explores the origins of the Great War.

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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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After the First World War: the 1919 Egyptian Revolution

Despite British troops not leaving Egypt until the 1950s, the first Egyptian Revolution actually happened in 1919. Dr John Slight digs into the tensions that united the Egyptian people after the First World War...

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The First World War continues: Britain’s dash for Mosul, Iraq, November 1918

After the armistice of 1918, why did the British occupy Mosul, Iraq? Dr John Slight looks at the continued hostilities in the Middle East after the guns fell silent on the Western Front.

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