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Tag: World War I

AlternateHistoryHub: What if Germany Won WWI? (Part I)

The Great War changed everything. World War I was the turning point for Europe’s history. In this seriesAlternateHistoryHub explores what changes when the war that influenced it all, changed itself.  

Vox: How America became a superpower

With over 800 military bases around the globe, the US is easily the most powerful nation on earth. But it wasn’t always this way. The US once played an insignificant role in global affairs. In this 8-minute video, Vox explores its transformation.  

WoodrowWilsonCenter: World War One: What Were They Thinking? Lessons From the Catastrophe

Why did a small number of European statesmen take the world into the seminal catastrophe of the Great War? The German Chancellor Otto Bismarck had warned in 1880 that “some damned foolish thing in the Balkans” might lead to a terrible war. The shots at Sarajevo did just that a hundred years ago. What have …

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Dan Carlin’s Hardcore History: Blueprint for Armageddon I-V

The planet hadn’t seen a major war between all the Great Powers since the downfall of Napoleon at Waterloo in 1815. But 99 years later the dam breaks and a Pandora’s Box of violence engulfs the planet. The Great Powers all come out swinging in the first round of the worst war the planet has …

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BBC: Drone reveals Somme battlefields 100 years on

The Battle of the Somme was one of the deadliest of the First World War. 100 years on – see some of the key landmarks, battlefields and memorials from the air.

Ireland 1912-1916: An Animated History from Home Rule to Easter Rising

The Easter Rising, was an armed insurrection in Ireland during Easter Week, 1916. The Rising was launched by Irish republicans to end British rule in Ireland and establish an independent Irish Republic while the United Kingdom was heavily engaged in World War I. This animated film is produced By Scriberia Films for Century Ireland Narration …

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Museum of London: World War One Zeppelin raids on London

The First World War was not confined to formal battlefields. Bombing raids meant that Londoners faced death and destruction on their own doorsteps. The first zeppelin raid on London during World War I took place on 31 May 1915. Raids would continue on the capital until 1917. Interviewees recall taking cover as a zeppelin appears …

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Stockholm University: The Ottoman war — a comparative perspective on WWI

What is different about the Ottoman war? — A comparative perspective on WWI. The experience of World War I in the Ottoman Empire was substantially different from that in other belligerent countries in Europe. This was true for the outbreak of war, the war years themselves, and the aftermath of the war. It is now …

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BBC: A Soldier’s Food – WW1 Uncut with Dan Snow

Without good food, no battles could be won. Did British or German soldiers eat better in the First World War? Historian Dan Snow puts it to the test.  

Maastricht University: Christopher Clark: How Europe Went to War in 1914

Christopher Clark revisits the century-old debate on the outbreak of the First World War, highlighting the complexity of a crisis that involved sudden changes in the international system. Clark proposes fresh perspectives on an old question. Based in Europe, focused on the world. Maastricht University is a stimulating environment. Where research and teaching are complementary. …

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Harvard Panel Discussion: The Great WWI Controversy: Who Was to Blame?

The origins of the First World War have aroused deep controversy for decades. On the centennial of the war, there is renewed interest in revisiting its origins. Was Germany to blame? Did Europe’s statesmen sleepwalk to war? In this panel discussion, leading historians and IR experts will weigh in on the debate and offer lessons …

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Harvard University: Could World War I Happen Again?

R. Nicholas Burns, Professor of the Practice of Diplomacy and International Politics at the Harvard Kennedy School; Richard Rosencrance, Adjunct Professor of Public Policy at the Harvard Kennedy School and co-editor of “The Next Great War? The Roots of World War I and the Risk of US-China Conflict”; and Etel Solingen, Thomas T. and Elizabeth …

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Intelligence^2: Debate | Should Britain Have Fought in the First World War?

Filmed at the Royal Geographical Society on 15th April 2014. The First World War is not called the Great War for nothing. It was the single most decisive event in modern history, as well as one of the bloodiest: by the time the war ended, some nine million soldiers had been killed. It was also …

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