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A railwayman goes to war: Francis Dent and the challenge of total war A railwayman goes to war: Francis Dent and the challenge of total war

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Francis Henry Dent was born at Holyhead on New Year’s Eve 1866, where his father, Admiral Charles Bayley Calmady Dent, was employed as the Marine Superintendent of the London & North-Western Railway. At the age of seventeen the young Francis … Continue reading → Francis Henry Dent was born at Holyhead on New Year’s Eve 1866, where his father, Admiral Charles Bayley Calmady Dent, was employed as the Marine Superintendent of the London & North-Western Railway. At the age of seventeen the young Francis … Continue reading →

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Machine | Machine | Unconventional Soldiers | Unconventional Soldiers | 355 (Military science) | 355 (Military science) | 358 (Other specialized forces & services) | 358 (Other specialized forces & services) | 610 (Medical Sciences) | 610 (Medical Sciences) | U (Military Science) | U (Military Science) | UA (Armies: Organization ? distribution ? military situation) | UA (Armies: Organization ? distribution ? military situation) | ww1 | ww1 | 358 (Other specialized forces & services) | 358 (Other specialized forces & services)

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citizen soldiers: recruiting technical experts on the Western Front citizen soldiers: recruiting technical experts on the Western Front The 'other' citizen soldiers: recruiting technical experts on the Western Front The 'other' citizen soldiers: recruiting technical experts on the Western Front

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The term ‘citizen soldier’ evokes a particularly powerful image in Britain. The poignant histories of the ‘Pals’ Battalions’, raised utilizing the attraction of geographical and occupational connections, have contributed greatly to the lasting public impression of the conflict. Names such … Continue reading → The term ‘citizen soldier’ evokes a particularly powerful image in Britain. The poignant histories of the ‘Pals’ Battalions’, raised utilizing the attraction of geographical and occupational connections, have contributed greatly to the lasting public impression of the conflict. Names such … Continue reading →

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Machine | Machine | Unconventional Soldiers | Unconventional Soldiers | 355 (Military science) | 355 (Military science) | 358 (Other specialized forces & services) | 358 (Other specialized forces & services) | 900 (History & geography) | 900 (History & geography) | U (Military Science) | U (Military Science) | UA (Armies: Organization - distribution - military situation) | UA (Armies: Organization - distribution - military situation) | UG (Military engineering. Air forces) | UG (Military engineering. Air forces) | 358 (Other specialized forces & services) | 358 (Other specialized forces & services) | 900 (History & geography) | 900 (History & geography)

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A Forgotten Catastrophe? A Forgotten Catastrophe? Chasing Lettow-Vorbeck -- A Forgotten Catastrophe? Chasing Lettow-Vorbeck -- A Forgotten Catastrophe?

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For those of you who have never read the articles at Cracked.com, I can’t say I would heartily recommend the experience.  While they’re of some value, sometimes, in bringing to popular attention subjects and people that might otherwise languish in … Continue reading → For those of you who have never read the articles at Cracked.com, I can’t say I would heartily recommend the experience.  While they’re of some value, sometimes, in bringing to popular attention subjects and people that might otherwise languish in … Continue reading →

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Strange Meetings | Strange Meetings | Unconventional Soldiers | Unconventional Soldiers | 356 (Foot forces & warfare) | 356 (Foot forces & warfare) | 358 (Other specialized forces & services) | 358 (Other specialized forces & services) | 900 (History & geography) | 900 (History & geography) | DT (History of Africa) | DT (History of Africa) | UA (Armies: Organization – distribution – military situation) | UA (Armies: Organization – distribution – military situation) | UD (Infantry) | UD (Infantry) | 356 (Foot forces & warfare) | 356 (Foot forces & warfare) | 358 (Other specialized forces & services) | 358 (Other specialized forces & services) | 900 (History & geography) | 900 (History & geography)

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The First World War in History The First World War in History

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This is a keynote lecture that I gave at a conference at the University of Birmingham under the auspices of the British Commission for Military History. It was one of two (the other delivered by Professor David Stevenson) in which … Continue reading → This is a keynote lecture that I gave at a conference at the University of Birmingham under the auspices of the British Commission for Military History. It was one of two (the other delivered by Professor David Stevenson) in which … Continue reading →

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Aftermath | Aftermath | Consent | Dissent and Revolution | Consent | Dissent and Revolution | The Memory of War | The Memory of War | Unconventional Soldiers | Unconventional Soldiers | 070 (News media journalism publishing) | 070 (News media journalism publishing) | 320 (Political science) | 320 (Political science) | 355 (Military science) | 355 (Military science) | 358 (Other specialized forces & services) | 358 (Other specialized forces & services) | 399 (Customs of war & diplomacy) | 399 (Customs of war & diplomacy) | 900 (History & geography) | 900 (History & geography) | 940 (General history of Europe) | 940 (General history of Europe) | Blogs | Blogs | U (Military Science) | U (Military Science) | UA (Armies: Organization - distribution - military situation) | UA (Armies: Organization - distribution - military situation) | UD (Infantry) | UD (Infantry) | 358 (Other specialized forces & services) | 358 (Other specialized forces & services) | 399 (Customs of war & diplomacy) | 399 (Customs of war & diplomacy) | 900 (History & geography) | 900 (History & geography)

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Curtains Drawn: The Experience of Leeds in World War One

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#WW1 Leeds and the Preservative Party Upon the declaration of war on 4th August 1914, Leeds City Council held a special meeting in response to the news, whilst the people of Leeds began to panic buy food. The impact of … Continue reading →

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Body and Mind | The Memory of War | 355 (Military science) | 358 (Other specialized forces & services) | Blogs | U (Military Science) | UA (Armies: Organization ? distribution ? military situation) | 358 (Other specialized forces & services)

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Pen and Sword Pt. III: 5 Questions

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[N.B. This is the third in a series of posts about the history of British propaganda efforts during the First World War — the inaugural post can be read here. The main focus of the series will be on the … Continue reading →

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Body and Mind | Consent | Dissent and Revolution | Material Culture | Unconventional Soldiers | 070 (News media journalism publishing) | 358 (Other specialized forces & services) | 820 (English literature) | 940 (General history of Europe) | J (Political Science) | ww1 | 358 (Other specialized forces & services)

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Studying at University: A guide for first year students

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Authors:  Catherine Hutchings (4th edition revision) Illustrations by Stacey Stent 'Studying at University: A guide for first year students' is intended to provide new students with the knowledge and skills required for coping with their studies and academic assignments at the un Clicked 6194 times. Last clicked 11/11/2014 - 17:37. Teaching & Learning Context:  <p>This guide is intended to help new students adjust to university life.&nbsp;</p>

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Academic Development Programme | Centre for Higher Education Development | Downloadable Documents | Other | English | Post-secondary | first year guide | student support

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Land Degradation in South Africa

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Authors:  Prof Timm Hoffman, Simon Todd, Zolile Ntshona, Stephen Turner This resource contains various chapters and factsheets on land degradation in South Africa. Clicked 1079 times. Last clicked 10/26/2014 - 14:08. Teaching & Learning Context:  <p>South Africa has a long history of desertification research which stretches back to the last century. These resources contain literature on water, soil and veld degradation in both commercial and communal areas of South Africa. Also, the most important socio-economic reasons for land degradation are discussed.</p>

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Plant Conservation Unit | Science | Text/HTML Webpages | Other | English | Post-secondary | desertification | land degradation | soil | surface water | vegetation

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Penguin Watch

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Authors:  Department of Zoology This website is designed to contain up-to-date news and information about the issues facing penguins in their natural habitat, specifically the African Penguin. Clicked 158 times. Last clicked 09/24/2014 - 14:45. Teaching & Learning Context:  Penguin Watch is designed to disseminate up to date information about the issues facing penguins in the wild, especially the African penguin. It is a resource aimed firstly at the global African Penguin community from individuals working to conserve the species within its native range of South Africa and Namibia to everyone worldwi

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Animal Demography Unit | Science | Downloadable Documents | Other | English | Post-secondary | habitat | marine environment | oil spills | penguins | south africa

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Human Rights Key: Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Intersex themed Key

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Authors:  Veronica Mitchell This resource aims to provide information to promote the health of sexual and gender minorities. Clicked 58 times. Last clicked 07/31/2014 - 21:20. Teaching & Learning Context:  The LGBTI Key is a new theme on the Human Rights Key with links to numerous multimedia resources. It can be a useful teaching and learning tool for educators, students and healthcare providers. It can also assist individuals who may experience discrimination and stigma when wishing to access health care.

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Acute tertiary medicine | Health Sciences | Other | Training Materials | English | Post-secondary | Bisexual | faculty of health sciences | Gay | Healthcare | human rights | Intersex | Lesbian | medical education | Queer | Transgender | University of Cape Town

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Images from Studying at University: A guide for first year students

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Authors:  Stacey Stent These images were used in the publication 'Studying at University: A guide for first year students'. Clicked 428 times. Last clicked 12/10/2014 - 19:32. Teaching & Learning Context:  <p>These graphic files can be used in a variety of educational contexts. &nbsp;</p>

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Centre for Higher Education Development | Centre for Educational Technology | Graphics/Photos | Other | English | Post-secondary | Guide for first years

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Mobile Zulu

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Authors:  Saadiq Moolla Mobile Zulu is a resource for South African Medical Professionals - free and right on their cellphones - that will assist them when communicating with Zulu-speaking patients. Clicked 73 times. Last clicked 09/17/2014 - 15:55. Teaching & Learning Context:  The site intends to facilitate a basic level of communication with patients and should not be seen as a replacement to learning the Zulu language, which would vastly improve communication.

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Acute tertiary medicine | Health Sciences | Text/HTML Webpages | Other | Zulu | Post-secondary | mobile zulu | translation | University of Cape Town

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Mobile Xhosa

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Authors:  Saadiq Moolla Mobile Xhosa is a resource for South African Medical Professionals - free and right on their cellphones - that will assist them when communicating with Xhosa-speaking patients. Clicked 102 times. Last clicked 09/17/2014 - 15:45. Teaching & Learning Context:  The site intends to facilitate a basic level of communication with patients and should not be seen as a replacement to learning the Xhosa language, which would vastly improve communication.

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Acute tertiary medicine | Health Sciences | Text/HTML Webpages | Other | Xhosa | Post-secondary | mobile xhosa | south africa | translate | University of Cape Town

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Creative Commons Infographic

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Authors:  Shihaam Donnelly This is a high resolution infographic detailing the basics of Creative Commons licenses - it explains the 4 main terms of these licenses and maps the licenses from the most accommodating to the most r Clicked 479 times. Last clicked 12/17/2014 - 15:32. Teaching & Learning Context:  The Creative Commons infographic is ideal as a poster and is intended to supplement the teaching of Creative Commons licensing and copyright management.

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Centre for Higher Education Development | Centre for Educational Technology | Graphics/Photos | Other | English | Post-secondary | creative commons | infographic | intellectual property | law | poster

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Umqomboti, utywala and lucky stars: stories of liquor in Langa between 1930 and 1980

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Authors:  Centre for Popular Memory Residents provide descriptions of shebeens and the interactions it brought about such as political debates and discussions about life. Clicked 104 times. Last clicked 01/27/2015 - 18:34. Teaching & Learning Context:  Listen to Langa residents describe their experiences of living in the township and memories of shebeens and unrest in the area.These podcasts can be used to supplement lectures in oral history or general historical studies or can be used as a general interest podcast.

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Historical Studies | Humanities | Audio | Other | English | Post-secondary | apartheid | dompass | forced removals | Langa | Ndabeni | oral history | shebeens | townships

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Copyright Guide for Educators in SA

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Authors:  Shihaam Donnelly This resource contains materials for educators on copyright laws in South Africa, particularly educators in higher education. Clicked 293 times. Last clicked 07/30/2014 - 09:33. Teaching & Learning Context:  <p>**UPDATED**This resource assists with creating awareness of copyright laws in South Africa and can serve as a teaching aid or information supplement.</p>

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Private Law | Law | Downloadable Documents | Other | English | Post-secondary | copyright presentation | copyright south africa | copyright timeline | creative commons activity | good practice | guide for educators | higher education | intellectual property

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Tips for Poster Design

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Authors:  Janine Lockhart & Adriaan Coetzee (Cape Technikon & Cape Higher Education Consortium) Posters are another way of communicating your information. They are best used as an aid to a discussion and should only represent the essence of your topic. Remember - less is more. Clicked 370 times. Last clicked 01/27/2015 - 18:33. Teaching & Learning Context:  <p>The Infolit site, of which this resource is a part, sets out to teach the most commonly needed information concepts in higher education learning at all levels, but emphasises the skills needed for first-time, entry-level, study. T

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Centre for Higher Education Development | Centre for Educational Technology | Text/HTML Webpages | Other | English | Post-secondary | poster colours | poster design | poster font | poster layout | poster text | poster visuals | tips

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s Library

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Authors:  Alex d'Angelo This game has been designed to help high-school and college students discover top-quality web resources in a fun and exciting way. Clicked 86 times. Last clicked 10/28/2014 - 00:23. Teaching & Learning Context:  Steer Mistress Serendipity on her broom to connect to top-quality free e-resources, useful for high schools and colleges.

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Information and Library Studies | Humanities | Other | Simulations | English | Post-secondary | e-resources | extract | game | library

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Raw Life, New Hope: Decency, housing and everyday life in a postapartheid community

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Authors:  F C Ross Raw Life, New Hope is the stoy of one community's efforts to secure a decent life in post-apartheid South Africa. For residents of The Park, a squalid shantytown on the outskirts of Cape Town, life was hard and they described their social world as raw. Efforts to get on with the messy business of everyday life were often underut by cruel poverty. Despite inhospitable conditions, they sought to create respectable lives. The opportunity of formal housing fired them with enthusiasm as they saw the possibilities of living respectably with stable families, decent work, enduring social relations and the trappings of consumerism. Clicked 637 times. Last clicked 09/28/

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Social Anthropology | Humanities | Downloadable Documents | Other | English | Post-secondary | Cape Town | community | decency | everyday life | post-apartheid | poverty | respectability

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presentation

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Authors:  Travis Noakes This presentation sums up questionnaire feedback from fourteen South African private high school staff. Clicked 114 times. Last clicked 09/15/2014 - 14:11. Teaching & Learning Context:  <p>Private High School</p>

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Film and Media Studies | Humanities | Other | English | Post-secondary | education | high | learning | research | school | socialmedia | web2.0

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Improve your Online Presence (2010)

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Authors:  Travis Noakes What online search shows about you, can be an important aid to your CV. Clicked 539 times. Last clicked 07/09/2014 - 08:34. Teaching & Learning Context:  <p>For my first tutoring session in the &quot;Online Media Production&quot; course, I prepared a presentation on the importance of students using their practical internet work to improve their online reputation. This is highly relevant in Film and Media, where examples of a student's practical work are critical when searching for employment in industry.</p> <p><a href="http://www.flickr.c

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Film and Media Studies | Humanities | Other | English | Post-secondary | brand | management | online | reputation | web2.0 | you

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Ethics in Research

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Authors:  Tom Sanya and Ian Blair This is an online guide to the UCT Ethics in Research application. Clicked 64 times. Last clicked 09/27/2014 - 01:01. Teaching & Learning Context:  For staff and students, primarily for students in the UCT School of Architecture, Planning and Geomatics but can also be useful for others in EBE and UCT.

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Architecture | Engineering and the Built Environment | Text/HTML Webpages | Other | English | Post-secondary | consent form | ethics in research | ethics protocal | informed consent

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Tool for Evaluation of Building Sustainability

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Authors:  Tom Sanya and Bob Osano SoftArch is a developed for evaluating building sustainability on social, economic and environmental aspects in developing country contexts. Clicked 67 times. Last clicked 07/23/2014 - 22:51. Teaching & Learning Context:  This tool is an interactive simulation that evaluates the environmental, economic and social impact of different building models.

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Architecture | Engineering and the Built Environment | Other | Simulations | English | Post-secondary | building materials | green building | sustainability evaluation

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Passive Building Design - student example 3 (Laura Graham)

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Authors:  Tom Sanya An interactive website showcasing passive design methodology, completed as part of third year coursework for a Bachelor of Architecture degree. Clicked 78 times. Last clicked 11/06/2014 - 10:29. Teaching & Learning Context:  Constructivism and passive design methodology.

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Architecture | Engineering and the Built Environment | Text/HTML Webpages | Other | English | Post-secondary | architecture | daylighting | passive design | thermal comfort | Ventilation

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Passive Building Design - Student example 2 (Louise Malan)

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Authors:  Tom Sanya A detailed and illustrated site analysis covering Solar analysis, Shadow analysis, Ventilation, Rainwater and Daylight studies, culminating in a set of completed three-dimensional architectural drawin Clicked 41 times. Last clicked 11/07/2014 - 05:54. Teaching & Learning Context:  An example of passive design strategy, outlining all the steps required when completing a detailed site analysis.

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Architecture | Engineering and the Built Environment | Downloadable Documents | Other | English | Post-secondary | architecture | daylighting | ecotect | site analysis | solar shading calculations | sustainable passive design | Ventilation

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