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Remebrance Day: The 10 greatest paintings of war

19/05/2017 Σχολιάστε

Francisco Goya, Third of May, 1808, 1814 (Credit: Alamy)

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REVOLUTION AND WAR

28/01/2017 Σχολιάστε

La Liberté guidant le peuple, Eugène DelacroixLouvre (RMN/SMF) CC BY-NC-SA

 

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The age of reason was quickly followed by a period of great turmoil, epitomized by the French Revolution of 1789-99 and Napoleon’s military campaigns. Artists across Europe bore witness to these dramatic events, depicting the battles for vanishing kingdoms and recording wars that changed the course of European history.

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List of anti-war films

20/01/2017 Σχολιάστε

War is Hell: Still from Saving Private Ryan

War is Hell: Still from Saving Private Ryan

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

[While some films criticize armed conflicts in a general sense, others focus on acts within a specific war, such as the use of poison gas or the genocidal killing of civilians (e.g., Hotel Rwanda, 2004). Some anti-war films such as Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (1964) use parody and black comedy to satirize wars and conflicts. An anti-war film’s goal is to show the physical and psychological destruction warfare causes to the soldiers and to innocent civilians.[citation needed]

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Top 10 war poems

11/01/2015 Σχολιάστε

War memorial

Celebration and lament … the war memorial at Shildon, near Sedgefield. Photograph: John Giles/PA

 

This week marks a century since the outbreak of the first world war. Chosen from 1,000 years of English writing about war, poet and Oxford professor Jon Stallworthy selects some of the best attempts to think through this most extreme of human experiences

 

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Explore Europeana 1914-1918

26/10/2014 Σχολιάστε

New Europeana 1914-1918 live!

You can now search First World War family stories alongside national library/museum collections and archive film footage. And the collections now extend beyond Europe to New Zealand, Australia and the USA.

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The Great War

29/09/2014 Σχολιάστε

A 100-YEAR LEGACY OF WORLD WAR I

ZONNEBEKE, BELGIUM

The War to End All Wars? Hardly. But It Did Change Them Forever.

 

By STEVEN ERLANGER, The New York Times, 28.6.2014

 

It demolished empires and destroyed kings, kaisers and sultans. It introduced chemical weapons and aerial bombing. It brought women into the work force and hastened their legal right to vote.

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