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Oh! What a lovely podcast

Jun 1, 2022

How do you get children interested in the First World War?

In this podcast episode, we are joined by Andrew Powell-Thomas, editor of Over The Top, a history magazine aimed at children, published by the Great War Group. We then speak to two special guests, who give us their opinion. Along the way we consider how you get...

May 1, 2022

How are embroidery, and the women who do it, portrayed in the years after the First World War?

This month Jessica takes us on a tour of post-war embroidery in Tracy Chevalier's A Single Thread and Dorothy Whipple's High Wages. Along the way we discuss surplus women, the varying perceptions of embroidery as skilled work,...

Apr 1, 2022

What did it take to be a good junior officer in the First World War?

This month, Chris, Angus and Jessica speak to Charles Fair about the development of junior officer training in the war. Along the way we discuss the significance of the Territorial Force, which schools had officer training corps and the definition of...

Mar 3, 2022

What effect did the First World War have on football?
This month we're joined by Dr Alexander Jackson (National Football Museum) to discuss the ways in which the First World War and football affected each other during and after the conflict. Along the way we discuss football as a recruitment tool, tensions regarding...

Feb 1, 2022

How is the First World War represented in British comics?

In 1979 the Battle launched a new strip, Charley's War. The story followed boy soldier Charley Bourne, who fought his way through the Battle of the Somme in 1916 and ended up in Russia in 1919. Written by Pat Mills, it was inspired by the film Oh! What a lovely...