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  • Mapping the Centenary – Project Case Studies (Part Two)
    Our third Case Study project is ‘BAME Seafarers in the First World War’, which was coordinated by the University of Portsmouth.
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    Mapping the Centenary – Project Case Studies (Part One)
    In this first of a two-part blog, we hear from commemorative projects that have submitted listings for our digital portal, Mapping the Centenary. We invited contributors to reveal greater detail about the topics of their respective activities, what they sought to achieve, as well as to share a few ‘best practice’ tips based on their experiences.
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    Akabane Swords and the end of the Second World War
    What comes to mind when you think of art looted during wartime? Or the kind of weapons used during the Second World War? In both cases, swords are probably not your first choice.
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    Researching the paintings of London during the Blitz owned by the IWM
    Wartime London in Paintings tells the story of the artists commissioned by the War Artists Advisory Committee (WAAC) who lived and worked in London and how they interacted with the Committee to produce a body of work which today gives us a fresh insight into the city’s wartime history.
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    Remembering Vivian Roberts, 80 years on
    The lockdown and coronavirus restrictions in the spring of 2020 brought about many changes in lifestyles. As I could no longer travel in Britain and Europe, I resolved to walk five miles each day in and around Rogerstone.
  • During the Battle of France, which takes place from May 10 to June 25, 1940, the German army wedges the British Expeditionary Force and parts of the French army into the Channel area at the northern coast of France. The Germans’ rapid invasion of France is the result of a “sickle-cut attack”, from the north through Holland, coordinated with thrusts through the weak points of the Maginot Line in Belgium, and advancing through the Ardennes up to northern France.
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    Mapping the Centenary - An Introduction
    Over a four year period, Britain and countries around the world commemorated the centenary of the First World War. What took placebetween August 2014 and November 2018 evidenced the enduring impacts and aftermath of this twentieth century conflict upon communities, regions and nations.