Sunday, 19 September 2010

It is worth mentioning an article in October 2010 issue called 'Mussolini Frustrated'. It is about the recent release of the first part of the diary of Mussolini's main lover Claretta Petacci. Admittedly the first part of the article focuses on Mussolini's love life, affairs, ect., but the middle bit looks at his interactions with Hitler and his own prejudices that had a hand in the creation of WW2. There is also a handy timeline entitled 'Rise and Fall of a duce'. This sort of information interconnects other activity in Europe, and activity in Germany, thus emphasising that it was not a localised issue.

Monday, 13 September 2010

Chapter 7 - The Decline of Weimar and the Rise of Nazism 1929-32

Tuesday, 7 September 2010

Chapter 6 - The Early Years of the Nazis 1919-29

Monday, 6 September 2010

I had an email from HA saying that it was lanching new podcast resources...

Throughout the Autumn the following podcasts will appear:

Women's Political History from 1800 to the present day.
British Social History and Reform 1800-2000
German History from WWI to the end of WWII

I admit I'm not really au fait with podcasting, but it looks like a useful tool

Saturday, 4 September 2010

Chapter 5 - Weimar: The Years of Stability 1924-9

Friday, 3 September 2010

1920s Expressionism

I know Wikipedia isn't the greatest place in the world to source, but sometimes it's difficult to find a better definition, and its page on 1920s expressionism is concise and (seems at least to me to be) fairly accurate.

Seeing how good this was led me also to look at expressionists, and alas Wiki came up trumps again...

Here are a few more cartoons...