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With the World Cup and end of term blues almost upon us, I thought it may be a good time to promote an excellent activity designed by Ian Dawson.  Kings of Football is a research task that is quite adaptable. …Read more »


The Independent Newspaper are running a series of articles under the heading of “A History of the First World War in 100 Moments.”  Having begun the series in early April, the paper is publishing a new article each day about …Read more »


The BBC have uploaded an excellent segment of a Dan Snow programme about the First World War. The clip, uploaded on 17th April, discusses the question, “Why Trenches?” As usual Dan Snow combines historical fact with demonstrations that will resonate …Read more »

Map showing countries that Britain has never invaded

Another recommended link, this time to a list of 40 maps that illustrate a wide range of social, economic, miltary and geographical issues from around the world. Twisted Sifter compiled a selection of 40 maps that demonstrate a range of issues. …Read more »


30 Great, simple and effective visualisation tools. I’ve stumbled across this excellent list of sites that convert all sorts of facts, figures and data into easy to access visual aids. They range from number crunching apps through to visual tools …Read more »

american civil war casualties

An animated map illustrating the time, place and scale of casualties during the American Civil War has been released. The map utilises Google API alongside other technologies to provide a zoomable map that can be played through, or looked at …Read more »


The Royal Mint have released details of the first of a promised series of commemorative coins that mark the centenary of the First World War. Their choice of the famous image of Lord Kitchener as the figure for the reverse …Read more »

Screen shot from the BL mapping project

A British Library project has recently resulted in over 2,700 maps being digitised and placed online. The Maps were originally created for insurance purposes from 1886 to 1930. Covering most major towns and cities of the UK they can be …Read more »


Europe at the Outbreak of War in 1914 was hugely different to the Europe of today. Not only have the maps of Europe been turned upside down several times but the cities themselves have changed, as have the attitudes of …Read more »

Xmas Truce Photograph

There are numerous iconic and famous photographs of the First World War. Some of the more interesting photographs are those that are a little ‘odd’, quirky or just strange. Here’s a selection of 5 such photographs from the era of …Read more »

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