Tag Archives: World War
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HISTORY OF VETERAN’S DAY (or Remembrance Day in some countries)

11 Nov

“On the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month of 1918, an armistice, or temporary cessation of hostilities, was declared between the Allied nations and Germany in the First World War, then known as “the Great War.” Commemorated as Armistice Day beginning the following year, November 11th became a legal federal holiday in the United States in 1938. In the aftermath of World War II and the Korean War, Armistice Day became Veterans Day, a holiday dedicated to American veterans of all wars.”

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Archdukes, Cynicism, and World War I: Crash Course World History

4 Oct

“In which John Green teaches you about the war that was supposed to end all wars. Instead, it solved nothing and set the stage for the world to be back at war just a couple of decades later. As an added bonus, World War I changed the way people look at the world, and normalized cynicism and irony. John will teach you how the assassination of an Austrian Archduke kicked off a new kind of war that involved more nations and more people than any war that came before. New technology like machine guns, airplanes, tanks, and poison gas made the killing more efficient than ever. Trench warfare and modern weapons led to battles in which tens of thousands of soldiers were killed in a day, with no ground gained for either side. World War I washed away the last vestiges of 19th century Romanticism and paved the way for the 20th century modernism that we all know and find to be cold and off-putting. While there may not be much upside to WWI, at least it inspired George M. Cohan to write the awesome song, “Over There.””

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The Seven Years War: Crash Course World History #26

28 Jul

WAS THIS THE FIRST WORLD WAR?

In which John teaches you about the Seven Years War, which may have lasted nine years. Or as many as 23. It was a very confusing was. The Seven Years War was a global war, fought on five continents, which is kind of a lot. John focuses on the war as it happened in the Americas, Asia, and Africa. the “great” European powers were the primary combatants, but they fought just about everywhere. Of course, this being a history course, the outcomes of this war still resonate in our lives today. The Seven Years war determined the direction of the British Empire, and led pretty directly to the subject of Episode 28, the American Revolution.

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The Heritage of the Great War / First World War 1914-1918.

18 Jul

 

The Heritage of the Great War / First World War 1914-1918.

Great War 14-18 site with explicit graphic pictures, real color photographs, and thought-provoking articles on the First World War 1914 – 1918 (using English and Dutch/Flemish: Eerste Wereldoorlog). The Heritage of the Great War has articles mainly in English; some are in Dutch(Flemish) only. We also show the literary war(poetry & prose), political cartoons and manyphoto slideshows.

This website is dedicated to the events and consequences of World War One.
We put some emphasis on unorthodox and thought-provoking points of view. We are averse to historicism and military fetishism.
And we show people rather than strategic plans or statistics.

To this end this website features one of the most extensive and explicit WW-1 photo collections on the Internet.

War Picture of the Week

Click here to view site>>>>http://greatwar.nl/

 

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