Thursday, 11 November 2010

The Unknown Warrior

Published today on the BBC News website is the story of the Unknown Warrior.

The story is also told in pictures here...

Lest we forget.

Wednesday, 10 November 2010


A couple of links to give some background as to how we commemorate the war dead at this time of year.

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

Nursing in the Crimea...

.. 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!

Thanks Isobel!

Tuesday, 2 November 2010

An interesting article on WW1 aerial photos

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.

Article here
Slide show here

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