Tuesday, 8 December 2009

Boer War Personalities

Very brief details of some of the key personalities can be found here...

http://beta.asoundstrategy.com/sitemaster/userUploads/site259/cboerwarpersonalities.pdf

They include some of the more obvious ones such as Kitchener, but also the less obvious such as Ghandi. You can also see nice models of the individuals too...

Friday, 4 December 2009

Reporting the Boer War

The History of the Daily Mail (with sources) 1896-1940
http://www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk/Jmail.htm

The wars most famous correspondent - Winston Churchill
http://www.ladysmithhistory.com/the-siege/biographies/winston-churchill/

Churchill's book: 'The Boer War: From London to Ladysmith'
The entire book here.

Monday, 16 November 2009

Wednesday, 4 November 2009

Passing of the WW1 Generation




At the 11th hour, on the 11th day, of the 11th month of 1918, the Armistice, that was concluded between Germany and the Allies, and which was to bring to an end the hostilities that had involved millions of people from countries across the world, came into effect. The First World War had lasted four years, four months and 14 days.

To mark the passing of the World War One (WW1) generation that lived during this period, a national event will take place at Westminster Abbey on Remembrance Day, Wednesday 11 November 2009.

This site provides resources to be used for rememberance.

http://www.passingofthegeneration.org.uk/

Wednesday, 21 October 2009

Key individuals in the Crimea


Click on the name to find out more...

Lord Raglan - Commander of British Army in the Crimea
Earl of Cardigan - Commander of the Light Brigade
Earl of Lucan - Commander of the Cavalry Division

Media...

William Howard Russell - Times reporter
Roger Fenton - photographer

Nurses...

Florence Nightingale
Mary Seacole
Mary Stanley

Tuesday, 20 October 2009

The Victoria Cross

The Victoria Cross (VC) was instituted by Queen Victoria in 1856 to reward soldiers of any rank for acts of extreme bravery or gallant conduct 'in the face of the enemy'.

A total of 1,356 Victoria Crosses have been awarded since 1856 to 1,353 men.

Crimean War - 111 awards
Boer War - 78 awards
First World War - 628 awards

The youngest recipient of the VC was just 15 years old. The oldest was 62.

Read more about the History of the Victoria Cross here
Also see links

Tuesday, 13 October 2009

McNeill / Tulloch Report

A fascinating transcript of the McNeill/Tulloch Enquiry. This link gives a full account of the contents of the report into the supplying of the British Army in the Crimea.

http://crimeantexts.russianwar.co.uk/sources/reports/mnt00000.html


Monday, 12 October 2009

Tuesday, 6 October 2009

Death at Scutari Hospitals


This site lists those who died at Scutari in the winter of 1854-1855. A shocking reminder of the horrors of medical treatment during the Crimean War.


Thursday, 24 September 2009

Roger Fenton Crimean War Photographs

Here is the complete collection of Fenton's photographs taken in the Crimea - all 263 of them!

Click here to see them.


A very useful website from the Crimean War Research Society.

Some very useful links of key facts and figures, and a good overview of the war.
Also available is a very useful chronology of the war.

Wednesday, 2 September 2009

Online Crimea exhibition

An online exhibition from The National Archives.

Using documents, images and text the exhibition provides a good overview of the war in the Crimea.

Also useful are the range of original documents which support the exhibition (great for source evaluation!)

Monday, 31 August 2009

WW1 articles from History Today






History Today have published a series of articles about the First World War. Click the following link to read more...

History Today's First World War section


Areas covered include:

  • Origins
  • In Battle
  • Home Front
  • War Art
  • Aftermath
Well worth a look!


Wednesday, 26 August 2009





A useful site for finding out about the battles of the Crimean and Boer Wars.

For example, The Battle of Balaclava

Monday, 27 July 2009

WW1 Veteran, Harry Patch dies aged 111

The last British survivor of the World War I trenches, Harry Patch, has died at the age of 111.

I had the honour of meeting Harry and listening to him speak of his experiences at Passchendaele. Born in Combe Down, Bath, Harry fought on the Western Front in 1917. During WW2 he served with the AFS and experienced the Bath Blitz in 1942.

Harry died in Wells on 25 July 2008, the last of Britain's fighting Tommy's.

Read his obituary here

His life in pictures

His book 'The Last Fighting Tommy' is well worth reading.

Rest in Peace, Harry.

Saturday, 18 July 2009

Oldest WW1 veteran dies


Henry Allingham, the world's oldest man and one of the last surviving World War I veterans, has died at the age of 113.

Mr Allingham served with the Royal Naval Air Service in WWI, later transferring to the Royal Air Force at the time of its creation.

Harry Patch, aged 111, is now the last surviving British WW1 veteran.

Read the full story here

Monday, 6 July 2009

Interviews with WW1 veterans


Interviews with WW1 veterans from the archives of the BBC.
Listen to those who were there describe their experiences in their own words.

Tuesday, 30 June 2009

Frome's Fallen Heroes

A site about the men of Frome, a small market town in Somerset, who died during the Great War and World War Two.

Over 450 men from Frome and the surrounding villages in Somerset lost their lives during the 1914-1918 War and afterwards. The following pages give you an insight of the person behind the name as far as The Great War is concerned.


Thursday, 25 June 2009

World War One (Fact Sheet)

Link to a fact sheet based on World War 1 - Ready to open on Publisher whenever you're ready.

However, it's worth joining the website to find out more information

Click here to access the fact file.

The Victoria Cross


The Victoria Cross (VC) was instituted by Queen Victoria in 1856 to reward soldiers of any rank for acts of extreme bravery or gallant conduct 'in the face of the enemy'.

A total of 1,356 Victoria Crosses have been awarded since 1856 to 1,353 men.


Crimean War - 111 awards
Boer War - 78 awards
First World War - 628 awards

The youngest recipient of the VC was just 15 years old. The oldest was 62.

Wednesday, 24 June 2009

AS History Experience of Warfare Revision

Some useful sites to help with your revision...
Crimean War
Boer War
First World War

Remember to use the links on the right hand side of the screen to access more specific information about each of the topics.

Past paper questions are also available - see top of page!

If you have any further questions, feel free to email me.



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