Monday, 22 November 2010
A really useful summary can be read here - http://www.sahistory.org.za/pages/governence-projects/anglo-boer-wars/anglo-boer-war2i.htm
Some key events...
the Witwatersrand Gold Rush - http://www.sahistory.org.za/pages/library-resources/online%20books/all-that-glitters/the-glitter-of-gold.htm
the Uitlander Franchise -http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Uitlander
The Jameson Raid - http://www.angloboerwar.com/other-information/87-jameson-raid/1754-the-jameson-raid
Thursday, 11 November 2010
Wednesday, 10 November 2010
Why 11th November?
A history of the Poppy Appeal
The Last Post - Why do we sound 'The Last Post'
Search for your own family at the Commonwealth War Graves Commission site.
Wednesday, 3 November 2010
.. a recommendation from one of my students whislt comparing the roles of Mary Seacole and Florence Nightingale.
Angels and Citizens, British Women as Military Nurses, 1854-1914 By Anne Summers
Available to read on Google Books - click the title to read the book online. Also looks at the Boer War and WW1 for later parts of the course!
Tuesday, 2 November 2010
Found this on the BBC website. An interesting article and slide show about the role of aerial photography in WW1 based on photographs in the archives of the Imperial War Museum, London.
Slide show here
I always thought that gardening was bad for you!