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    Richard J Evans: Michael Gove shows his ignorance of history – again - http://www.besteducationnews.com/richard-j-evans-michael-gove-shows-his-ignorance-of-history-again.html

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    Bloodbath and mudbath Seven stretcher bearers struggle to carry a wounded man to safety in Flanders during the battle of Passchendaele in 1917. Prolonged shelling destroyed drainage ditches and turned the area around the shattered town of Ypres into a quicksand of impassable sucking mud that would bog down wounded men and drown them

  • Linda Hutton

    WW1 diary shared

  • UCL History Department

    First world war diaries go online - Dr Clare Makepeace comments in The Guardian http://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2014/jan/14/first-world-war-diaries-online

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