Early 20th Century 1901-1918

Read original documents relating to Suffragettes, the Russian Revolution and the First World War. Cabinet papers, battle plans, maps and unit war diaries chronicle the conflict between Europe’s great powers.

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All pals together

Would you like to meet our tommy, Henry Fairhurst?
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Cats and mice

What tactics were used by suffragettes, police and government?
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From the Front

How typical was Albert Edwin Rippington’s experience of war?
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General Haig

Butcher of the Somme or hero of Amiens?
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How we were taught

What was school like 100 years ago?
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Jutland: Death at sea

Were lives wasted when the Indefatigable sank?
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Life aboard the Titanic

Who travelled on the fateful maiden voyage?
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Loyalty and dissent

How did Indian soldiers respond to the First World War?
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Medicine on the Western Front

How can we find out about medical treatment in the First World War?
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School dinners

Why were school dinners brought in?
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The sinking of the Titanic

Why were so many lives lost in the disaster?
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Zeppelin raids

How did First World War Zeppelin raids affect British civilians?