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‘Battlebags and Blimps’–uncovering our lost WW1 aviation heritage

In our latest Blog Post, Keith Lilley talks about the impact of military flying during WW1, their flying stations and Ireland’s rich history of such establishments that include aerodromes and airship stations.

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Why did Germany launch its Spring Offensive in 1918?

In this latest Blog Post, Dr. Spencer Jones, Senior Lecturer in Armed Forces & War Studies, at the University of Wolverhampton and Co-Investigator for the Arts & Humanities Research Council funded Voices of War & Peace Engagement Centre, talks about Germany’s Spring Offensive, and why they undertook it in 1918.

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Changing Women’s Lives

Womans Hour WW1 GuestsProfessor Maggie Andrews appeared on BBC Radio 4 Women’s Hour, on Wednesday 5 February to discuss her research on how the war shaped the lives of a generation of women. While women in their thousands volunteered for war service and the number of women employed went up by more than a million by 1918, what power did women really achieve outside the home and how lasting was it?

Professor Andrews is a Cultural Historian at the University of Worcester is currently acting as an AHRC-funded adviser to the BBC in the West Midlands on its World War One at Home project while completing, with Janis Lomas, an edited collection entitled The Home Front: Images, Myths and Forgotten Experiences.

A full recording this programme is available on iPlayer.

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