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  • Creative commons image Icon Photo: Sgt Dan Harmer, RLC/MOD [OGL (http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/doc/open-government-licence/version/1/)], via Wikimedia Commons under Creative-Commons license
    Article

    10 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    25 Sep 2018

  • Why do we have a two minutes’ silence on 11th November?

    Why do we have a two minutes’ silence on 11th November? Creative commons image Icon Photo: Sgt Dan Harmer, RLC/MOD [OGL (http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/doc/open-government-licence/version/1/)], via Wikimedia Commons under Creative-Commons license
    Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 25 Sep 2018
    Have you ever wondered where the two minutes' silence originated? Has the practice stayed unchanged since 1919? Find out here...
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    Hitler's rise and fall: Timeline

    By The OpenLearn team

    Track the key events in Hitler's life, from his childhood in Austria to his suicide in the bunker in Berlin.

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    15 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    20 Aug 2018

  • Hitler's rise and fall: Timeline

    Hitler's rise and fall: Timeline Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Walter Frentz Archive
    Introductory level Duration 15 mins Updated 20 Aug 2018
    Track the key events in Hitler's life, from his childhood in Austria to his suicide in the bunker in Berlin.
  • History How-to videos: Crash sites

    By Neil Oliver

    The sites of Second World War plane crashes aren't just of historical interest - they may also be graveyards or bomb...

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    Audio

    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    14 Feb 2018

  • History How-to videos: Crash sites

    Featuring: Video Video Audio Audio
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 14 Feb 2018
    The sites of Second World War plane crashes aren't just of historical interest - they may also be graveyards or bomb sites. How should you approach them?
  • Good Churchill, bad Churchill?

    By The OpenLearn team

    On 24th January 1965 Winston Churchill, a former British Prime Minister, died. To mark the anniversary, we take...

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    Updated on:

    24 Jan 2018

  • Good Churchill, bad Churchill?

    Updated 24 Jan 2018
    On 24th January 1965 Winston Churchill, a former British Prime Minister, died. To mark the anniversary, we take a look at some of the highlights as well...
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    Blitz: The Bombs That Changed Britain

    During the blitz over four hundred and fifty thousand bombs rained down on Britain - how did they shape our future?

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    TV Programme

    15 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    29 Nov 2017

  • Blitz: The Bombs That Changed Britain

    Introductory level Duration 15 mins Updated 29 Nov 2017
    During the blitz over four hundred and fifty thousand bombs rained down on Britain - how did they shape our future?
  • Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: The Open University / Lord Woolston by Getty Images

    Wartime Farm: Can you Beat The Ministry

    A nation at war has many demands on its machinery and manpower - can you share resources more effectively than Lord...

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    10 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    14 Nov 2017

  • Wartime Farm: Can you Beat The Ministry

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    Wartime Farm: Can you Beat The Ministry Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: The Open University / Lord Woolston by Getty Images
    Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 14 Nov 2017
    A nation at war has many demands on its machinery and manpower - can you share resources more effectively than Lord Woolton and help the war effort?
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    Wartime Farm: Food In the World War

    Some nations suffered harshly during the shortages of wartime - others adapted and managed to keep their populace...

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    Activity

    10 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    14 Nov 2017

  • Wartime Farm: Food In the World War

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    Wartime Farm: Food In the World War Creative commons image Icon The Open University under Creative Commons BY-NC-SA 4.0 license
    Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 14 Nov 2017
    Some nations suffered harshly during the shortages of wartime - others adapted and managed to keep their populace well-fed. Explore our map to hear some of...
  • Germany's Hidden Bombs

    By Professor Annika Mombauer

    There are between 135,000 and 270,000 tons of unexploded bombs from the Second World War remaining in Germany’s soil....

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    Article

    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    06 Oct 2017

  • Germany's Hidden Bombs

    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 06 Oct 2017
    There are between 135,000 and 270,000 tons of unexploded bombs from the Second World War remaining in Germany’s soil. Professor Annika Mombauer looks at the...
  • Audio

    45 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    18 Jul 2017

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

    Featuring: Audio Audio
    Introductory level Duration 45 mins Updated 18 Jul 2017
    Ian Kershaw, renowned as one of the leading experts on the Third Reich, unpicks the question of how history should view Adolf Hitler.
  • An American Classic: How Spam became a success

    By Dr Ayalla A. Ruvio

    Fritter away a few minutes with the story of how chopped meat in a tin became a branding success. What can we learn...

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    Video

    Updated on:

    11 Jul 2017

  • An American Classic: How Spam became a success

    Featuring: Video Video
    Updated 11 Jul 2017
    Fritter away a few minutes with the story of how chopped meat in a tin became a branding success. What can we learn from the constant reinvention of a...
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