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Ep. 120 – Popular responses to the outbreak of WW1 – Prof Catriona Pennell

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Prof Catriona Pennell, from the University of Exeter, talks about her book on the popular responses to the outbreak of the Great War in 1914 (published by OUP). Your browser does not support the audio element. Her own interest in the perio…


Letters from a Volunteer by Charles St.G Cook

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[This review first appeared in Stand To! No.12 Winter 1984]  Charles St.G Coook 1914 Letters from a Volunteer. Ed. with intro, edited by Don Cook. 40pp., pbk £1.95 (post paid). (Copies can be found for £4 in 2021) Copy 15 of 500 shown here.  Despite the huge output of books relating to the Great War there are still many aspects of the confli…


The First World War in the Classroom: Teaching and the Construction of Cultural Memory

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[This article first appeared in Bulletin 99 August 20214] Barely forty-eight hours into the first centenary year of the First World War, History teachers found themselves under attack from the Secretary of State for Education, Michael Gove, for the way the topic was (believed) to be taught in British classrooms. His remarks quickly developed int…


An ‘Enthusiastic’ Response to War? British social responses to the outbreak of the First World War.

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This is an MA Dissertation submitted to the University of Wolverhampton as part of their 'History of Britain and the First World War. It has been adapted slightly from the original for improved online reading, with links and illustrations added for greater enjoyment.  TITLE: An ‘enthusiastic’ response to War? British social responses to the outbre…