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D Day – La Résistance – Extra History – #3

D Day – La Résistance – Extra History – #3

June 5, 1944. A group of French farmers huddle around a radio tuned to the London broadcast. If they’re caught, they will be thrown in prison. Perhaps tortured, perhaps even executed. But they listen anyway. And then they hear it: A single line from a French poem tossed in amongst a hundred nonsense phrases disguised …

Adventures in History: People and Planning

Adventures in History: People and Planning

Hi there, my name is Holiday I work at Imperial War Museums. It’s my job to seek out incredible stories from our collections and find exciting ways to share them with all of you. Today I want to tell you about D-Day. Do you know what the D in D-Day actually stands for? Go on, …

History Summarized: England

History Summarized: England

Names are hard, especially when it comes to the British Isles. The island of “Britain” is home to England, Scotland, and Wales, while the island of “Ireland” is composed of the Republic of Ireland and the United Kingdom’s Northern Ireland. This is not only a nightmare to keep track of, but as we’ve seen, this …

World War II Part 1: Crash Course US History #35

Hi, I’m John Green, this is Crash Course U.S. history, and today we’re going to talk about a topic so huge to history buffs that we can only discuss a tiny, little fraction of it. I am of course referring to paratroopering. No World War II. World War II is the only historical event that …

A Brief History of the Normans | Animated History

A Brief History of the Normans | Animated History

So, who were the Normans? You might think they were French, but they were in fact descended from Norse raiders from Scandinavia. They settled in northern France in the ninth and early 10th century, calling their new homeland Normandy 150 years later, their leader, Duke William II, claimed he also had the right to the …