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Enrichment – The Spartacist Uprising in Berlin

If you click here you will get to Richard Cavendish’s 2009 article from History Today exploring the failure of the Spartacist Uprising in Berlin in January 1919… By January 11th, Liebknecht and Luxemburg had lost all control of events and Liebknecht … Continue reading

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Warp and weft

Upper Sixth, Following on from today’s lesson, you should have your colour-coded interpretations paragraphs complete for the 2014 paper. Click here for my effort. Remember the warp is your command of the historical debate, and the weft is the interpretations in … Continue reading

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Obituary – Hans Mommsen

All, With our interpretations and evidence posters now complete, next week is going to be very important for us. We are going to plan and write a past paper on the causes of the First World War debate. As you … Continue reading

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Causes of the First World War support materials

All, As promised the map we were using last lesson. This is more useful than the text book ones because it reflect the collapse of the Ottoman Empire – thus showing how Morocco and the Balkans are two sides of … Continue reading

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The historical debate around the origins of the First World War: an introduction

Please click here for an excellent article from the This Week website. It outlines the historical debate well, and then considers which country should take most of the blame. “The question of which country or countries caused the war is … Continue reading

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Useful websites

Year Thirteen, As discussed in class, there are two really useful websites for this course. Can you please bookmark (and then use) the following; http://fccfromkaisertofuhrer.blogspot.co.uk/ http://fhshistory.weebly.com/unit-3-from-kaiser-to-fuhrer.html If you are unable to attend history society, you may like to watch the … Continue reading

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Essay plans

Following on from yesterday’s lesson then the PLC can be found here. The lovely Mr Grobien has offered to share his quote bank with you. This can be found here. IT IS AMAZING – YOU ALL OWE HIM A DRINK. Essay … Continue reading

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Revision on the Origins of the First World War

When constructing your interpretations posters you really should look at the training paragraph here and the other webpages that we used here and here. In addition, you might like to look at this article from Annika Mombauer and this overview document. Mr Kydd.

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70 years ago / BBC timeline

70 years ago today Hitler shot himself in his bunker. If you click here you will get an article from The Independent by Rose Troup Buchanan exploring some facts surrounding the Nazi leader’s final hours. Here Lily Rothman explores Time Magazine archives to explain … Continue reading

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Book Review – Backing Hitler. Consent and Coercion in Nazi Germany

Following on from our work on consent to Nazi rule 1933 – 1939, you might like to read this review of Robert Gellately’s 1990 text “Backing Hitler. Consent and Coercion in Nazi Germany” by Conan Fischer. In it, amongst other arguments, he … Continue reading

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