Monthly Archives: November 2014

Mental Testing in WW1

WW1 was an interesting time for the field of psychology. In the early 1900’s psychology got focused on aptitude tests and tests to determine mental capabilities. These tests would single out the mentally deficient or gifted. Many famous names in … Continue reading

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“Over There”

“Over There” was a famous song in WW1. it sent a message that you should “do your bit” and join the war. It talks about fighting the Germans, the “Hun” and that it would make your family and country proud. … Continue reading

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Shell Shock

Shell shock was a huge thing in WW1. Shell shock, as it was called then was noticed since antiquity. It also goes by the name of Soldier’s Heart, Combat Fatigue and currently PTSD. Shell shock was prominent in WW1 because … Continue reading

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Armistice Day

Today on the 11th hour of the 11th day in the 11 month, WW1 ended. The armistice was declared then which ended WW1. The Treaty of Versailles wasn’t signed yet, that took until 1919, as negotiations for it were long. … Continue reading

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The White Feather Campaign

During WW1, there was a huge movement in England to get more men to enlist as soldiers. One tactic was to have women give men in civilian clothing a white feather as a symbol of cowardice. Back then it was … Continue reading

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Modern History

Mostly on this blog, I’ve written more about Ancient and Medieval history, but there are also many fascinating things within the realm of more modern history. My interests with modern history primarily are with WW1 and WW2 and things in … Continue reading

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