War That Changed The World, The [world Service]

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The Waging of War: The second of ten discussions on the impact of the First World War c...

The Waging of War: The second of ten discussions on the impact of the First World War comes from Dresden in Germany.

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Ten discussions on the impact of the First World War, from the viewpoint of some of the...

Ten discussions on the impact of the First World War, from the viewpoint of some of the countries that fought.

20141018

The First World War brought the end of the Tsars in Russia. Allan Little hosts a debate exploring the legacy of the revolution.

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The First World War brought the end of the Tsars in Russia. Allan Little hosts a debate...

The Psychology Of War20140802
The Psychology Of War20140802
The Psychology Of War20140802
The Psychology Of War20140802

The Psychology Of War2014080220140803 (WS)
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What did the world’s first industrial war do to the minds of people who fought in it?

One hundred years ago World War One set the course for the twentieth century; for the countries that took part nothing would be the same again. In this worldwide series of events with the British Council, we look at the impact of the war from around the world.

The third debate of the series comes from The Imperial War Museum in London as we explore the psychology of war. What drove men to volunteer for the war? What drove them to the edge of sanity when they got there?

Historian and broadcaster Amanda Vickery is joined by a panel of experts and a live audience to explore the mental impact of fighting the war at home and abroad. World War One experts Dan Todman (Queen Mary, University of London) and Michael Roper (University of Essex) are joined by the celebrated cultural historian, Joanna Bourke (Birkbeck, University of London), who presents her specially commissioned essay, Shell Shock and the Shock of Shells.

(Photograph: From left to right, Dan Todman, Amanda Vickery, Michael Roper, Joanna Bourke)

The Psychology Of War20140802

One hundred years ago World War One set the course for the twentieth century; for the countries that took part nothing would be the same again. In this worldwide series of events with the British Council, we look at the impact of the war from around the world.

The third debate of the series comes from The Imperial War Museum in London as we explore the psychology of war. What drove men to volunteer for the war? What drove them to the edge of sanity when they got there?

Historian and broadcaster Amanda Vickery is joined by a panel of experts and a live audience to explore the mental impact of fighting the war at home and abroad. World War One experts Dan Todman (Queen Mary, University of London) and Michael Roper (University of Essex) are joined by the celebrated cultural historian, Joanna Bourke (Birkbeck, University of London), who presents her specially commissioned essay, Shell Shock and the Shock of Shells.

(Photograph: From left to right, Dan Todman, Amanda Vickery, Michael Roper, Joanna Bourke)

The Psychology Of War20140802

What did the world’s first industrial war do to the minds of people who fought in it?

The Psychology Of War2014080220140803 (WS)

What did the world’s first industrial war do to the minds of people who fought in it?

The Psychology Of War2014080220140804 (WS)

What did the world’s first industrial war do to the minds of people who fought in it?

The War that Changed the World - in Words20150808

The War that Changed the World - in Words2015080820150812 (WS)

100 years on, how does WW1 affect life today around the globe? From Sarajevo to Washington DC, the BBC World Service and the British Council have explored its legacy, with experts and audiences around the world.

The War that Changed the World has discussed revolution in Russia, nationalism in Sarajevo, the morality of war in Dresden, the psychology of war in London, nation-forming in Istanbul, Imperialism in India, heroism in Paris, race and colonial war in East Africa, the legend of Anzac in Australia; the redrawing of the Middle East map in Jordan and foreign policy in the USA.

A writer, artist, politician or cultural figure from each of these countries has given their point of view with a specially written essay on the impact of the war on their country. In this special programme presented by Razia Iqbal, history and politics - the past and the present - are drawn together to give a international perspective on the legacy of the world’s first truly global war.

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Nationalism: The first of ten discussions on the First World War comes from the Sarajev...

Nationalism: The first of ten discussions on the First World War comes from the Sarajevo War Theatre in Bosnia.