Why was barbed wire used during WW1?
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Dan Snow explains how barbed wire came to be used with great effect in WW1.
Why was trench warfare introduced in WW1?
Duration: 07.49Clip duration: 07.49
Historian Dan Snow shows why trenches were needed in WW1.
Wilfred Owen's inspiration for his poems
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Follow the story of poet Wilfred Owen, one of the leading voices of World War One.
Women and football in World War One
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Kate Adie explores the lives of women on the home front and their involvement in football.
Women at work in WW1
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Women took the place of men during WW1, helping to cause a social revolution.
Women in medicine and health in World War One
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Women’s new role in providing medical care to military casualties in WWI.
Women in the police force in World War One
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Kate Adie explores the creation of a women's police force during World War One.
World War One armistice reactions
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Celebrations of the armistice at the end of World War One.
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Dan Snow explains aircraft development in WW1 and its impact on aerial combat.
Duration: 07.00Clip duration: 07.00
Dan Snow outlines how the advent of flight changed the nature of warfare in World War 1.
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