Tag Archives: industrialisation

WW1 railway mobilisation

Railways and their use in mobilising the First World War

Women WW1 home front

The British Home Front in WW1

Overview of new technology in the First World War

An overview of how the new technology used at the start of World War 1 changed the nature of warfare, and how digging trenches led to stalemate.

First World War – “The Killing Fields”

People’s Century was an excellent television series which focused on major events in the Twentieth Century.  In this episode, soldiers from all sides of World War I remember the trenches, the tactics, and the terrible nature and scale of the slaughter that shattered the old world order.  They remember recruitment, machine guns and mustard gas, aerial bombing, the trenches, Battles of Verdun and the Somme, conscientious objectors, military justice, American participation, and armistice.

PART 1

PART 2

PART 3

PART 4

The role of women in the First World War

First Five-Year Plan

The USSR’s first Five-Year Plan

On the 1st October 1928, the Soviet Union introduced Joseph Stalin’s first five-year plan.

Industrialisation and the Five Year Plans