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The subterranean sanctuaries of the Somme The subterranean sanctuaries of the Somme

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In the British psyche, the 1st July 1916 has become a date that seemingly represents the entirety of the First World War. Type ‘The Battle of the Somme’ into Amazon and it will produce 2945 results, and that’s just in … Continue reading → In the British psyche, the 1st July 1916 has become a date that seemingly represents the entirety of the First World War. Type ‘The Battle of the Somme’ into Amazon and it will produce 2945 results, and that’s just in … Continue reading →

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From Space to Place | From Space to Place | Material Culture | Material Culture

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Soldiers on leave / Les Permissionnaires Soldiers on leave / Les Permissionnaires

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Dr Emmanuelle Cronier , Marie Curie Fellow at the University of Birmingham, examines the different experiences of service leave during the First World War. A key war-time experience that played a vital role in social cohesion during the conflict. Watch … Continue reading → Dr Emmanuelle Cronier , Marie Curie Fellow at the University of Birmingham, examines the different experiences of service leave during the First World War. A key war-time experience that played a vital role in social cohesion during the conflict. Watch … Continue reading →

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Body and Mind | Body and Mind | Material Culture | Material Culture | Strange Meetings | Strange Meetings | 355 (Military science) | 355 (Military science) | 790 (Recreational & performing arts) | 790 (Recreational & performing arts) | 900 (History & geography) | 900 (History & geography) | GV (Recreation. Leisure) | GV (Recreation. Leisure) | U (Military Science) | U (Military Science) | UA (Armies: Organization – distribution – military situation) | UA (Armies: Organization – distribution – military situation) | 790 (Recreational & performing arts) | 790 (Recreational & performing arts) | 900 (History & geography) | 900 (History & geography)

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Popular fiction in World War I Popular fiction in World War I

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Presented by Dr Jane Potter, Senior Lecturer in Publishing at Oxford Brookes University, this video and audio podcast looks beyond the War Poets to the important role that books, publishers and the book trade played during the First World War … Continue reading → Presented by Dr Jane Potter, Senior Lecturer in Publishing at Oxford Brookes University, this video and audio podcast looks beyond the War Poets to the important role that books, publishers and the book trade played during the First World War … Continue reading →

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Material Culture | Material Culture | Teaching | Teaching | 070 (News media journalism publishing) | 070 (News media journalism publishing) | 820 (English literature) | 820 (English literature) | 821 (English poetry) | 821 (English poetry) | PN (Literature) | PN (Literature) | PN4699-5650 (Journalism) | PN4699-5650 (Journalism) | Podcast | Podcast

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Exploring the War Underground

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Life on the Western Front front was lived underground, either in trenches or dugouts, or even deeper beneath the surface in caves, souterraines – medieval underground quarries – or complex tunnel systems, designed to defend the frontlines from subterranean attack … Continue reading →

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From Space to Place | Material Culture | Strange Meetings | Teaching | 355 (Military science) | 911 (Historical geography) | 940 (General history of Europe) | Simulations | UG (Military engineering. Air forces)

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The Art of Remembering: the Neville Lytton First World War Frescos and the Balcombe Victory Hall

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Neville Lytton Neville Lytton, the third Earl of Lytton, trained as an artist in Paris. At the outbreak of war, he volunteered to fight for the Royal Sussex Regiment, taking men from his estates to fight alongside him. By the … Continue reading →

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Material Culture | 070 (News media journalism publishing) | 700 (Arts) | Blogs | N (Fine Arts) | PN4699-5650 (Journalism)

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s Entertainment: Showbusiness and the Great War That's Entertainment: Showbusiness and the Great War

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In 1914, the troops marched away to patriotic airs that reflected the mood of the times and the prevailing optimism that the war would be ‘over by Christmas’. The tune that best captures the spirit of the period, at least … Continue reading →

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Why First World War soldiers wore khaki

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Khaki uniform may not be regarded a design classic but it has, in many ways, shaped our memory of the First World War. Perhaps design historians overlook khaki because it is, by definition, inconspicuous. Invented to disguise and conceal soldiers … Continue reading →

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Material Culture | 355 (Military science) | 356 (Foot forces & warfare) | 677 (Textiles) | 700 (Arts) | TT (Handicrafts. Arts and crafts) | U (Military Science) | UA (Armies: Organization ? distribution ? military situation) | 356 (Foot forces & warfare)

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When they ran out of khaki: improvised uniforms and Kitchener Blue

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As Britain prepared for war, photographs of men queuing up at recruiting depots captured the drama of mobilization. Less apparent were the problems; in truth the army came under extreme pressure to recruit, train, clothe and equip masses of inexperienced … Continue reading →

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Material Culture | 355 (Military science) | 677 (Textiles) | 700 (Arts) | TT (Handicrafts. Arts and crafts) | U (Military Science) | UA (Armies: Organization ? distribution ? military situation)

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s Book Pen and Sword Pt. II: Advertising King Albert's Book

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[N.B. This is the second in an intended 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 … Continue reading →

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Material Culture | Unconventional Soldiers | 070 (News media journalism publishing) | 700 (Arts) | 790 (Recreational & performing arts) | 820 (English literature) | 821 (English poetry) | PN (Literature) | 790 (Recreational & performing arts)

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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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Current Crafts Craze Echoes World War I Knitting Projects

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  The rise of stitch and knit clubs, guerilla knitting, yarn bombing and calls to knit sweaters for oil-spill affected penguins have all drawn attention to craft as a force for social change. Knitting is mobile, sociable, inexpensive, and now … Continue reading →

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Material Culture | The Memory of War | 677 (Textiles) | Blogs | HQ (Family - Marriage - Women - Sexuality) | TT (Handicrafts. Arts and crafts)

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How World War One Changed the Car You Drive Today

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Many things come to mind when discussing World War One ? the stalemate of trench warfare, the horrors of Passchendaele, the poetry of Sassoon and McRae and the massive loss of life on all sides. It’s easy to forget the … Continue reading →

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Machine | Material Culture | 355 (Military science) | UG (Military engineering. Air forces)

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The National Egg Collection for Wounded Soldiers and Sailors 1914-1918

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The National Egg Collection was launched in November 1914 following proposals put forward by Frederick Carl, the editor of Poultry World. The aim initially was to provide 20,000 newly-laid eggs a week to the wounded in hospital in Boulogne. However, … Continue reading →

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Body and Mind | Material Culture | Home Front | National Egg Collection | ww1

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WWI Memorials of the British Empire: Identity and Memory on the Western Front

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The Imperial War Graves Commission (IWGC) took on a monumental task in the 1920s-30s: identifying, burying, and commemorating thousands upon thousands of WWI soldiers. This involved erecting stone commemoration (cemeteries and memorials) that would acknowledge the dead both individually and … Continue reading →

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Material Culture | The Memory of War | Commonwealth | Remembrance | War graves | ww1

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?s fashion: what to wear in an air-raid! The First World War and women?s fashion: what to wear in an air-raid!

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Small details give a human touch to our understanding of what happened in London?s first Blitz. For example,the typist whose life was saved because she dashed back to her desk for her handbag during a raid, and so missed the … Continue reading →

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Material Culture | Fashion | First World War | Women | ww1

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Weapons of Mass Persuasion: The First World War in Posters

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The British poster artist Cyril Kenneth Bird, known as Fougasse, once referred to posters as ?anything stuck on a wall with the objective of persuading the passer-by? (Stanley, 1983: 7). To persuade the passer-by appears to be the main function … Continue reading →

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Material Culture | posters | propaganda | ww1 publications

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Curatorial Concerns: how two British scholar curators reacted to German medallic propaganda produced during the First World War

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In this age of instant digital communication it is hard to believe that barely 100 years ago the staid ‘commemorative medal’[1] could have had any immediate and meaningful bearing on what people thought and felt about their roles as observers … Continue reading →

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Material Culture | The Memory of War

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