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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Peter Thompson 2

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How the Germans see it – Peter Thompson

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Click on image to see WWI in a new light

 

 

 A wholly alternative view 

 

 

 

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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