Tag: World War 1

Germany: Historic Moments on Film

Posted by Published on September 16, 2019

“In the face of the economic plight, it is our task to become pioneers of simplicity…to find a simple form for all of life’s necessities, which is at the same time respectable and genuine.” — Oskar Schlemmer, Artist This week we look to Germany for our Footage archive highlights, as we celebrate 30 years since the fall of the Berlin Wall and Germany became re-unified.  …

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This year’s 11th November marks the centenary of Armistice Day, one hundred years since the end of the conflict of the First World War, the ripples of which are still felt today. As part of a worldwide celebration, English and German governments are calling for bells to be rung in bell towers across both the UK and Germany, with a push for other nations to join the celebration.  …

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The Royal Air Force is the world’s oldest independent air force, formed towards the end of WWI on 1st April 2018.  It was to become the largest air force in the world, and has since played an invaluable role in British military history particularly during WWII and the Battle of Britain. The beginning In April 1911, an air Battalion of the British army’s Royal Engineers…

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Centenary of the Battle of Messines

Posted by Published on May 19, 2017

The Battle of Messines (1st – 14th June 1917) has been called one of the most successful allied offensives in the First World War, noted for its effective artillery tactics, military communication methods and the speed of its gains. With its hundredth anniversary coming up next month, here is an overview of why it was such an important moment. In the aftermath of the Battle of…

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