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Canadian Encyclopedia
The full text of The Canadian Encyclopedia and its related resources has been made available online by the Historica Foundation as a public service since 1999. Since its publication in book form in 1985, The Canadian Encyclopedia ...
Imperial War Museum
The Imperial War Museum is unique in its coverage of conflicts, especially those involving Britain and the Commonwealth, from the First World War to the present day. It seeks to provide for, and to encourage, the study and underst...

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Arab Revolt (1916 - 1918)
Connexipedia Article
Article
Was initiated by the Sherif Hussein ibn Ali with the aim of securing independence from the ruling Ottoman Turks and creating a single unified Arab state spanning from Aleppo in Syria to Aden in Yemen.
Battle of the Somme: the horrific epitome of the first world war
German, Lindsey
Article
2014
Counterfire
Thousands of men who went over the top that morning thought they would meet little resistance. 57,000 were dead or wounded by the end of the day.
Germany and Britain: Memory and Myopia
Malik, Kenan
Article
2014
Ernst Barlach was one of Germany's great expressionist artists of the early twentieth century. A virulent nationalist in the run-up to the First World War, Barlach found that his experience of the Wes...
Manifesto of the Sixteen
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Article
A document drafted in 1916 by eminent anarchists Peter Kropotkin and Jean Grave which advocated an Allied victory over Germany and the Central Powers during the First World War.
A Marxist History of the World part 67: Reform or Revolution?
Faulkner, Neil
Article
2012
Counterfire
The world Socialist movement was blown apart as its members supported the First World War. Neil Faulkner looks at how the question of reform or revolution lay behind the split.
A Marxist History of the World part 68: 1914: descent into barbarism
Faulkner, Neil
Article
2012
Counterfire
In the summer of 1914 capitalism tipped humanity into an abyss of barbarism that would leave millions dead. Neil Faulkner looks at the First World War.
A Marxist History of the World part 69: The First World War
Faulkner, Neil
Article
2012
Counterfire
Neil Faulkner looks at how capitalism plunged humanity into an abyss of carnage, destruction, and waste without precedent, as mass production methods produced industrialised slaughter.
A Marxist History of the World part 70: 1917: the February Revolution
Faulkner, Neil
Article
2012
Counterfire
As WWI turned into a protracted, bloody struggle the initial enthusiasm gave way to growing class tensions which exploded first in Russia's February Revolution.
A Marxist History of the World part 75: The German Revolution
Faulkner, Neil
Article
2012
Counterfire
At the end of the First World War, the epicentre of revolution moved from Petrograd to Berlin. Why did the German communists fail where the Bolsheviks had succeded?
A Marxist History of the World part 76: Italy's 'Two Red Years'
Faulkner, Neil
Article
2012
Counterfire
Like Germany, Italy was on the brink of revolution in the summer of 1920, after the strains of imperialist war had levered open deep fractures in an unstable social order.
Sixteen Months in Four German Prisons
Mahoney, Henry Charles; Talbot, Frederick Arthur Ambrose
Book
1917
Sampson Low, Marston & Co., Ltd.
Through the Iron Bars
Two years of German occupation in Belgium
Cammaerts, Emile; Illustrated by Louis Raemaekers
Book
1917
World War One and the rehabilitation of slaughter
Faulkner, Neil
Article
2014
Counterfire
Damaged by Iraq, ground down in Afghanistan, defeated over Syria, the jingoistic right are determined to rewrite the history of the First World War in an effort to rehabilitate imperialist war in the ...

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The Patricias: A Century of Service
Bercuson, David, J.
Book
2013
There have been many books that have examined the various regiments of the Canadian Forces. But few have been written with the depth of expertise and wealth of imagery seen in The Patricias: A Century...

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Canadian Journal of History
All fields of history except the history of Canada. Each issue features articles and reviews by leading scholars about themes and controversies in historical writing.


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