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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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Berlin Notes: Weimar Cinema comes home

History Student Fieldtrip to Germany, July 2011 Sony Center, Potsdamer Platz, Home to the German Cinematheque. Photograph: Caitlin Freitag. Twenty years ago, the Potsdamer Platz was Europe’s biggest building site. While the Berlin Wall was in place, the square was … Continue reading

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History through a Lens – German Film

History Student Fieldtrip to Germany, July 2011 Visit to the Deutsche Kinemathek – Museum für Film und Fernsehen (German Cinematheque – Museum for Film and Television) Along with history, film has always been one of my greatest passions. One of … 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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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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