Tag: warfare

Introducing the Armed Conflict Database (ACD)

Following a popular trial, we are delighted to present access to the Armed Conflict Database (ACD), which  monitors armed conflicts worldwide focusing on political, military and humanitarian trends in current conflicts from local rebellions to long-term insurgencies, civil wars and inter-state conflicts. 

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Armed Conflict Database trial until 11 January 2016

We are pleased to present a to the Armed Conflict Database (ACD) until Monday, 11th January 2016. The Armed Conflict Database (ACD) monitors armed conflicts worldwide, focusing on political, military and humanitarian trends in current conflicts, from local rebellions to long-term insurgencies,

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Food and World War One

Food during the Great War was the topic under investigation this morning as library staff attended an end of term talk. It’s become a bit of a tradition that during the last week of each term, our staff development events

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@RealTimeWWII

@RealTimeWWII is the a project undertaken by an Oxford history graduate to livetweeting the Second World War, as it happens on this date and time in 1939, and for 6 years to come. It certainly is a fascinating glimpse into

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Battle of Britain

This year marks the seventieth anniversary of the Battle of Britain when the RAF destroyed Hitler’s plans to invade the British Isles. Here are a few sites with information and archive footage about the battle, including the RAF Roll of

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RAF Museum, Hendon

Yesterday TOTD was lucky enough to visit the RAF Museum at Hedon, London. We were able to have a peak behind the screens at their archive and thanks to the welcoming and helpful staff had a fantastic day. Highlights included seeing Douglas Bader’s

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Anzac and Gallipoli

Yesterday was Anzac Day, marking the anniversary of the allied expedition to capture the Gallipoli peninsula and the first major military action fought by Australian and New Zealand forces during the First World War. You can learn more about the

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Armistice Day

At eleven o’clock on this day in 1918, the guns along the Western Front fell silent when both sides declared the Great War to be over. At the same time on this day each year the people of Britain and

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Remembrance Sunday

Lest we forget… http://tinyurl.com/ylklc9w Full details of the Royal British Legion’s Remembrance Sunday Service can be found here:  http://tinyurl.com/yl7lbvo At TOTD we thought it would  be nice to give a special mention to Harry Patch, the last soldier of the

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Battle of Hastings

Today marks the 943rd Anniversary of the Battle of Hastings where William Duke of Normandy invaded and defeated the army of Harold Godwinsson, the last Saxon King of England. William’s conquest of 1066 marked the last time that the British

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