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Audio Quiz 1: Historical Background

One of two quizzes on our period, this first one dealing with historical background.

First World War, Second World War, Vichy France, USSR, Weimar Germany, Soviet Union, birdsong, the plague, white guard, the reader, one day in the life of view
Audio Quiz 2: the Novels

The 2nd of our 2 quizzes for the course, this time on Novels of the period

Russian Revolution, Stalin, Nazi Germany, Hitler, Occupied France, Vichy France, First World War, Second World War, birdsong, the plague, white guard, one day in the life of, the reader view
Document unit 9-10 Labour and the Beveridge report

Labour's 1945 reform manifesto

Inter-War years, Second World War, welfare state, 1945 election view
Document Albert Camus' The Plague

Short extracts from Camus' seminal work for criticism and review.

French history, Second World War, Nazi Germany view
Document Key Timeline Interwar France

Some key dates and themes related to interwar France and the impact of Occupation

Occupied France, Vichy France, Second World War view
Document unit 8 The Effects of the Blitz

Early war time Ministry warnings of the dangers ahead

Inter-War years, Second World War, total war view
Document unit 9-10 Election, 1945

A brief look at the results

Inter-War years, Second World War, 1945 election view
Document Bernhard Schlink's The Reader

Short extracts from Schlink's seminal novel for criticism and reivew.

German history, Nazi Germany, Second World War view
Document Key Timeline Nazi Germany

Some key dates & themes related to the rise and nature of Nazi Germany

Second World War, Nazi Germany, Weimar Germany, Versailles Treaty view
Document unit 8 war & the special relationship

Churchill on Anglo-US relations and the threat to come

Inter-War years, Second World War, Cold War view
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