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The Glorious Dead?

The ruins of Oradour-sur-Glane War memorials dominate the French landscape, especially in the north where each tiny village has a statue or a plaque dedicated to men ‘Morts pour la France’. They were all built to commemorate the First World … Continue reading

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Christmas in the Camps

Displaced People and Christmas Celebrations after the Second World War It was Christmas 1946 and the congregation had filled the old Marktkirche (Market Church) in Goslar. As the bells began to peal, fifty small children waited anxiously in the transept. … Continue reading

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World War I – Acrobatic Antics

Acrobatic Antics According to the Literary Digest for 1917, this photograph records a moment of “Military Foolhardiness” Was the photograph staged? Probably not. The surrounding area looks very much as though the region has been devastated by bombardment and fighting. … Continue reading

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‘Our Work Is a Mission’

The Friends’ Relief Service and Displaced People after the Second World War Image: Members of FRS 124 leaving Tilbury for Ostend in July 1945, from the Friends’ Library, London. Used with permission of the Religious Society of Friends in Great … Continue reading

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Refugees – whose responsibility?

History Workshop: Women and Refugees University of Glamorgan, G.304 and G.305: Saturday 13 March 2010, 10.00-14.00 There have always been refugees but in Europe during the 1930s and 1940s there were some of the most monumental and severe refugee crises … Continue reading

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The History Society Presents …

Fiona Reid Glamorgan University’s new History Society has been a huge success: membership is growing and the Society has led the first of many expeditions, to the British Museum’s Moctezuma Exhibition. The next enterprise is a series of guest lectures, … Continue reading

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From First Remembrance Day to Remembrance Today

Fiona Reid talks to BBC History Listen to Fiona Reid on BBC History Podcast The armistice which ended the Great War came into effect at 11am on 11 November 1918, and ninety years ago Britain came to a standstill to … Continue reading

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News from the Classroom … Trip to St Fagans

Second Year Module: ‘Approaches to History’ Throughout the academic year the level two History students have been studying different approaches to history. This is partly in preparation for their final year dissertations, and partly to increase their understanding of the … Continue reading

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News from the Classroom … out and about at the Tate Modern

Third Year Option: ‘From the Second Reich to the Nazis: Culture, Art and Politics in Germany, 1890-1933′ The years immediately after the First World War are often shrouded in gloom and depression: war was followed by economic strife, deep misery, … Continue reading

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Women’s History in Paris

Several members of the History Division participated in a lively and fruitful study day hosted by the West of England and South Wales Women’s History Network and the American University of Paris on Saturday, November 29, 2008. Glamorgan PhD student … Continue reading

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