WWI Centenary

*****War To End All Wars 26

British recruitment poster

British recruitment poster

German recruitment poster

German recruitment poster

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Oh What a Lovely War Link

Recruitment poster directed at the Canadian Jewish Community: “The Jews the world over love liberty… Britain expects every son of Israel to do his duty.”

Recruitment poster directed at the Canadian Jewish Community: “The Jews the world over love liberty… Britain expects every son of Israel to do his duty.”

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Postal Sorting

How did 12 million letters a week reach British soldiers at the front?

 

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The Debate on British Entry into WWI

Michael Gove

WWI was a just war fought by Britain for democracy and freedom – Michael Gove

 

Niall Ferguson

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British entry into WWI was a bad mistake – Niall Ferguson

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Gove’s tub-thumping jingoism – Richard J. Evans

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How the Germans see it – Peter Thompson

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 A wholly alternative view 

 

 

 

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Why Did Germany Lose the Great War?

German POWs 1918

There is a consensus that the First World War was largely a stalemate for most of its duration. There were no turning-point battles like Gettysburg or Stalingrad. Yet when the end came, it was swift and complete. Although the German High Command claimed it was undefeated on the battlefield and had been stabbed in the back by treacherous politicians, they were fully aware that total collapse was just weeks if not days away when an armistice was agreed.

Despite the absence of a definitive battle, many historians see the 1918 German Spring Offensive as a major precipitant of defeat…

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Post-war British Empire Union Poster

Post-war British Empire Union Poster

The British Empire Union began life in 1915 as the Anti-German Union, changing its name in 1916. It probably had about 10,000 members at its wartime height, although it mustered 1,250,000 signatures on a petition demanding widespread internment of aliens. Its secretary was Sir George Makgill who supplied and organised strike-breakers during the General Strike of 1926, and also developed links with both the British Fascists and the Economic  League.

 

 



Gordon Highlanders on the March

Gordon Highlanders on the March