Concern for Germanys growing militarism, Kaiser Wilhelm IIs obsession to match Britains Navy and the existence of the long established French and German war plans only fuelled the air of instability in Europe. It was the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand that ignited the global conflict. The first phase of war, known as the Battle of the Frontiers included the efforts of the British Expeditionary Force at Mons, the regrouping of the British and French at Marne and the brilliant victory by the Germans at Tannenberg. The second phase The Race for the Sea saw both sides attempting to outflank their enemies but each operation was thwarted. By Christmas stalemate was reached and trench warfare characterised the conflict on the Western Front.
Learn the details behind the one hundred most significant breakthroughs in the history of mankind! Take a journey through history and examine the discoveries, breakthroughs and eureka moments that have transformed all of our lives for the better. Host Bill Nye travels the world, meeting eminent scientists in various fields, to explore and explain the principles behind the most significant developments in the history of mankind. Each of the 100 Greatest Discoveries, in eight different fields of knowledge, is examined both in terms of the principles and personalities involved. Over 500 years of scientific advances are distilled and presented in this accessible, entertaining series to give you a good understanding of HOW many of science s toughest riddles were solved, WHO it was that solved them, and WHY these solutions are so significant.
Using authentic newsreel footage from the era, discover the reality of life during WWII for those who remained in Britain. It was a difficult time, when every citizen had to share the nations burden, from children, hundreds of thousands of whom were evacuated from cities, to older men and women who had already served their country in previous wars, yet were called upon to form the country's last line of defence, the home guard.
Witness the mastery of the unbeaten 1966 national side in this must-have collector's pack. Take an eye-opening trip down memory lane with a bumper reproduction of the official match-day programme from July 1966, brimming with statistics and team photographs.