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  • Unable to cross the barricade or ford the moat, the British on the eastern bank turned into sitting ducks;
  • Based on this decision, vast reparation demands were made;
  • But if not they who had after all invaded Belgium and France in the first few weeks of fighting , then who had caused this war?
  • The Great War Debate Manchester:

Search above Show all articles The Great War debate Over half a million British troops lost their lives in the First World War and it continues to shape much of the way we live our lives today. Yet, many young people know little about this watershed moment in our history.

The series kicked off in Manchester in June and with the recent 100th anniversary of the end of the Battle of the Somme, DfE and DCMS are continuing the debates to get the nation, and particularly young people, thinking and talking about the events of 100 years ago. By attending these events, a number of which will be chaired by Newsnight Diplomatic and Defence Editor Mark Urban, thousands of young people from across the UK will be given the chance to learn about, connect with and delve into the significant political, social and economic issues and impacts of this pivotal time.

The series is supported by a comprehensive set of free, curriculum-linked resources to help and encourage young people to commemorate and learn from war on a major scale. Listen to the latest debate Haig: Was he the callous incompetent portrayed in Oh! What a Lovely War! The Great War Debate Manchester: Listen now The outbreak of war: Did Europe stumble accidentally into war in 1914?

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  • How did war catalyse African and Asian challenges to European domination and forge new nations in the Dominions?
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The Great War Debate London: Listen now War enthusiasm: Did Europeans go willingly into war in 1914? The debate will cover whether Europeans welcomes war and why — given so many regarded it a calamity — military mobilisation passed so smoothly across the continent and Britain. This concept of willingness to go to war resonates with recent votes on airstrikes in Syria, as well as conflicting opinion on the decision to go to war with Iraq.

To what extent was the 1914-18 conflict a genuine world war? How did war catalyse African and Asian challenges to European domination and forge new nations in the Dominions? Was it inevitable that the conflict would lead to a divided island, independence and civil war? It examines how Catholics and Protestants served together at different stages of the war and considers key moments such as the Battle of the Somme and the split opened by the Easter Rising.

It explores occupation regimes, economic exploitation, mass population displacement and plans for racial re-engineering.

  • So in late November 1814, Royal Navy Vice Admiral Alexander Cochrane and a fleet of 50 ships set sail for Louisiana with the goal of capturing the city, along with the rest of the lower Mississippi Delta;
  • Was it inevitable that the conflict would lead to a divided island, independence and civil war?
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This topic is particularly relevant to today given the growth of Jihadist groups and the impact of this on western societies. The face of battle: Loyalty, national pride, fear — what were the real motivators for soldiers on all sides to fight? This session explores the ideological, social and coercive motivations for the citizen-soldiers who fought the First World War. Social impact of the First World War for women: Did an awful, bloody conflict turn out to be an essential catalyst for female emancipation?

It highlights the new roles adopted by women, and explores to what extent their new rights and social standing survived the war.

The debate on the origins of the First World War

The modern state, security and war: To what extend did state control during the First World War influence the notions of security, liberty and censorship? It explores the still highly relevant problem of security vs.

14 Reasons WWI Happened (And Four Things That Could Have Stopped It)

The Official Secrets Act, internment of suspect populations and censorship and propaganda all came out of the crisis of 1914-18. Did the Western Allies win the war but lose the peace?

The Great War debate

It examines the idealistic ambitions and butter fears behind the treaties.