The First World War with Imperial War Museums

Author: Sarah Webb
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 1471831906
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Bring the First World War to life with a fresh interpretation of the War, combining the expertise of IWM and Hodder Education in both the First World War and educational publishing. This Student's Book and accompanying Dynamic Learning resource provide a discrete unit of study. Together, they present new stories, sources and teaching tools which allow learners to explore the conflict and the experiences of those involved in the fighting and on the home front. - Follow the lives of individuals and focus on artefacts from IWM's collections - Enable learners to investigate the War through a range of rich IWM resources including photos, letters and other evidence, and learn why the First World War shaped the lives of British people more than any other - Ideal for GCSE lessons, too

Poems from the First World War

Author: Gaby Morgan
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
ISBN: 1447255631
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Poems from the First World War is a moving and powerful collection of poems written by soldiers, nurses, mothers, sweethearts and family and friends who experienced WWI from different standpoints. It records the early excitement and patriotism, the bravery, friendship and loyalty of the soldiers, and the heartbreak, disillusionment and regret as the war went on to damage a generation. It includes poems from Wilfred Owen, Rupert Brooke, Vera Brittain, Eleanor Farjeon, Edward Thomas, Laurence Binyon, John McCrae, Siegfried Sassoon and many more. The Imperial War Museum was founded in 1917 to collect and display material relating to the ‘Great War’, which was still being fought. Today IWM is unique in its coverage of conflicts, especially those involving Britain and the Commonwealth, from the First World War to the present. They seek to provide for, and to encourage, the study and understanding of the history of modern war and wartime experience.

Imperial War Museum Book of the War at Sea 1914 18

Author: Julian Thompson
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
ISBN: 0330540769
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Based on gripping first-hand testimony from the archives of the Imperial War Museum, this book reveals what it was really like to serve in the Royal Navy during the First World War. It was a period of huge change – for the first time the British navy went into battle with untried weapon systems, dreadnoughts, submarines, aircraft and airships. Julian Thompson blends insightful narrative with never-before-published stories to show what these men faced and overcame. Officers and men, from admirals down to the youngest sailors faced the same dangers, at sea in often terrible weather conditions, with the ever-present prospect of being blown to pieces, or choking to death trapped in a compartment or turret as they plunged to the bottom of the sea. In their own words they share their experiences, from from long patrols and pitched battles in the cold, rough water of the North Sea to the perils of warfare in the Dardanelles; from the cat-and-mouse search for Vice-Admiral Graf von Spee in the Pacific to the dangerous raids on Ostend and Zeebrugge. We see what it was like to spend weeks in the cramped, smelly submarines of the period, or to attack U-boats from unreliable airships.

Museums and the First World War

Author: Gaynor Kavanagh
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 1472586050
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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The book is concerned with how, during four demanding, dislocating and world-changing years, that most Victorian of institutions, the museum, was forced or prompted to meet the extraordinary test of war on the home front. Museums were no more immune from the pressures of war than any other institution and the changes in museums during this period, some long term, others transitory, do much to explain the nature and character of museums in Britain today. Their history reveals and reflects the broader history of the home front, and the willing, stumbling, confused efforts to do the right thing at the right time. They were far away from the fighting, the despair and degradation of the battlefields. But they were in some measure not only close to, but part of, a society carrying both its fears and expectations for those operating in a war which disassembled all their lives. The discussion covers the progress of museums from just before the advent of war in August 1914 to the immediate post-war period, 1920, although this is set in the context of museum developments before and after this span of time. Museums are considered in relation to the tensions and prevalent conditions of this period. Further, the nature and effect of the experience of them and the public services they provide, in both the long and short term, are examined.

Mapping the First World War

Author: Peter Chasseaud
Publisher: Harpercollins Pub Limited
ISBN: 9780007522200
Format: PDF, ePub
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Follow the First World War from 1914 to 1918 through a fascinating collection of historical maps, expert commentary and photographs.

Art from the First World War

Author: Imperial War Museum (Great Britain)
Publisher: Imperial War Museums
ISBN: 9781904897897
Format: PDF
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Showcasing IWM's extensive collection, this book includes works from the major artists of the time such as John and Paul Nash, Orpen, Spencer and Singer Sargent, as well less familiar artists, offering an insight into the huge range and power of wartime art during the First World War.