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First World War: New Perspectives

First World War: New Perspectives

A series of short introductory talks from experts in the field presenting new perspectives on the First World War. Produced by the University of Oxford.

Moving from War to Peace 2016/11/29, 15:08
Moving from War to Peace

The 3rd Keynote of the War Time 2016 conference held 9-11 November 2016

Time-frames of the Great War 2016/11/29, 15:03
Time-frames of the Great War

The 2nd Keynote of the War Time 2016 conference held 9-11 November 2016

The long and the short of it: time and strategic planning in the First World War 2016/11/28, 17:47
The long and the short of it: time and strategic planning in the First World War

Keynote lecture given at the War Time 2016 conference

Mancunian Crusaders? 2016/11/10, 14:00
Mancunian Crusaders?

Exploring the chasm which existed between the crusading rhetoric of clergymen and the ways in which soldiers in the Manchester Regiment rationalised their involvement in the First World War. This podcast was shortlisted for the TORCH and Academic IT Services WW1 Research Competition 2016

A Wordly War: Battle Experiences through the Eyes of African Cultures 2016/11/10, 01:44
A Wordly War: Battle Experiences through the Eyes of African Cultures

Examining the First World War through the lives of African soldiers and labourers. This podcast examines the First World War through the lives of African soldiers and labourers. Based on historical fact, it discusses fictional poetry and letters that could have been written by Africans involved in the war. It looks at WW1 through a global perspective - the interaction of peoples from different parts of the world. What impact that had on their existence and the shifts that it made for better or worse in their perspectives on the world as a whole.<br><br>This podcast was the runner-up in the TORCH and Academic IT Services WW1 Research Competition 2016

Remembering before the End: Death and the Great War' 2016/11/10, 01:42
Remembering before the End: Death and the Great War'

Examining the many inventive and moving ways in which people began to mourn and commemorate their loved ones while WW1 was still ongoing and before official acts of public memory were established. The winning entry of the TORCH and Academic IT Services WW1 Research Competition 2016.

Shot at Dawn 2013/07/18, 23:18
Shot at Dawn

How a contemporary photographer is addressing one of the conflict's most sensitive topics. To commemorate the centennial of the First World War, the Ruskin School of Drawing and Fine Art has commissioned the young British photographer Chloe Dewe Mathews to produce a new body of work, the outcomes of which will be the subject of a major exhibition and accompanying publication. In this interview Chloe discusses how her photographic collection is addressing one of the conflict's most sensitive topics - the execution of troops for cowardice or desertion.

Les Permissionnaires 2013/02/20, 16:33
Les Permissionnaires

A look at the different experiences of service leave during the First World War (in French). Dr Emmanuelle Cronier, Marie Curie Fellow at the University of Birmingham, examines this key war-time experience and the vital role it played in social cohesion during the conflict.

Les Permissionnaires (Transcript) 2013/02/20, 16:33
Les Permissionnaires (Transcript)

A look at the different experiences of service leave during the First World War (in French). Dr Emmanuelle Cronier, Marie Curie Fellow at the University of Birmingham, examines this key war-time experience and the vital role it played in social cohesion during the conflict.

Soldiers on Leave 2013/02/20, 16:29
Soldiers on Leave

A look at the different experiences of service leave during the First World War. Dr Emmanuelle Cronier, a Marie Curie Fellow at the University of Birmingham, examines the experiences of service leave during the First World War and the vital role it played in social cohesion during the conflict.