The four main causes of World War I (subtitled)
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Militarism, Alliances, Imperialism and Nationalism were causes of World War I.
The Home Front and rationing
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How the sinking of merchant shipping led to rationing in Britain.
The impact of J R R Tolkien’s experiences in the Somme in 1916
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How signals officer Tolkien echoed the scenes he witnessed in Thiepval in his writing.
The Imperial scope of a European War
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Reflection on the global scope of WW1 through the empires of the European nations.
The Indian army and Brighton's Royal Pavilion
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How wounded soldiers from the Indian Army were treated in a former palace.
The Indian Royal Flying Corps fighter ace
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The racial barrier breaking service of an Indian fighter pilot in the Royal Flying Corps
The introduction of tanks into WW1 warfare
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Historian Dan Snow traces the development of tanks and their use in WW1.
The legacy of war literature in shaping perceptions of World War One
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Thoughts on what the Somme achieved and how literature formed an understanding of the war.
The outbreak of WW1
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How Britain reacted to the outbreak of war in 1914.
The story of Hedd Wyn
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Story of Hedd Wyn, World War One poet who won the chair in the 1917 National Eisteddfod.