To use historical sources and images to comment on the result of a chosen strategy to try to end a Global Conflict Issue.

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Use the clickable headings in the Table of Contents to select a Global Conflict Issue and begin research using the sources provided as a starting point.


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Library Sources

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Library Books 

Library books fon a range of topics will be on display in the Harry Potter Room in the Library.

You can also use Destiny to search for more resources on any other topic you may choose.

If you require help to locate more resources  – remember to “Ask a Librarian’!


A range of articles, images and further reading links can be found here using appropriate search terms.

Login details can be found on Veracross > Resources > Secondary Library.

JSTOR – image search

A wide range of photographs, posters and artwork can be here.

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Online Sources… 1914-1939


“World War 1: 1914-1916” by Jane H. Gould.

PRIMARY SOURCE: Find an object search – can be further defined by object type: Art / Decorations and Awards / Equipment / Film / Maps / Photographs / Posters / Private papers / Sound / Weapons and ammunition…

Battle of Gallipoli: Video and article. The article includes Launch of the Gallipoli Campaign / Gallipoli Land Invasion Begins / Decision to Evacuate Gallipoli.

Gallipoli Campaign 1915: Includes Background tot eh campaign / Preparations in Egypt / Original plans / Map of the landings / Summary of the campaign.


PRIMARY SOURCE: Find an object search – Can be further defined by Art / Decorations and awards / Film / Photographs / Posters / Private papers / Sound / Weapons and ammunition…

World War I: Battle of Verdun – the article includes: Background / The Late Offensive / Changing Strategies / French leaders / German leaders / Casualties / French moving ahead / Aftermath.

A Brief Look at the Battle of Verdun (21 February – 18 December 1916): Historic Events. This article is on the Mémorial de Verdun website and includes: Why did the battle occur / The main phases of the battle / The symbolic effect of the Battle of Verdun.

10 Things You May Not Know About The Battle of Verdun. Includes a video and an article exploring some surprising facts…

“World War 1: 1914-1916” by Jane H. Gould.

The Somme

“World War 1: 1914-1916” by Jane H. Gould.

“World War 1: 1917-1918” by Robert Walker.

PRIMARY SOURCE: Find an object search – Can be further defined by object type: Art / Decorations and Awards / Equipment / Film / Newspapers and Journals / Photographs / Posters / Private papers / Proclamations / Sound / Vehicles, aircraft and ships / Weapons and ammunition…

The Great War 1914-1918 : Battles of The Somme

Sections can be expanded and include: The Great War arrives in Picardy / Somme Battles 1914 / 1915 / Some Battles 1916 / Some Battles 1918 / Related Topics.

History Channel : Battle of the Somme

This article discusses the battle which took place in 1916. It includes: Battle begins – July 1, 1916 / Trench warfare and War of attrition / Tanks join the battle / Legacy of the Battle of the Somme / Sources.


“World War 1: 1914-1916” by Jane H. Gould.

“World War 1: 1917-1918” by Robert Walker.

Ypres, Battles of

Headings include: Introduction / The First Battle of Ypres 1914 / The Seconda Battle of Ypres 1915 /  The Thiurd Battle of Ypres 1917 / Post-War Commemporation…

The Great War 1914-1918 : Battles of the Ypres Salient

Headigns include: The Great War arrives at Ypres / Ypres Salient Battles 1914 / Ypres Salient Battles 1915 / Ypres Salient Battles 1917 / Ypres Salient Battles 1918…

PRIMARY SOURCE: Find an object search – can be further defined by oject type: Art / Decorationa & Awards / Equipment / Film / Photographs / Posters / Private papers / Proclamations / Sound / Vehicles, aircraft and ships / Weapons and ammunition…

History Channel – First Battle of Ypres

This pages leads to three short articles on the Battle of Ypres, including: Germans capture Langemarck during First Battle of Ypres / Germans release statement on use of poison gas at Ypres / First Battle of Ypres. If you then use the search tool you can discover over 100 more articles

The Rise of Hitler

“World Leaders: Adolf Hitler” – Biography on Newsela.

Hitler’s Rise to Power

9 minute video describing how Adolf Hitler became a powerful political figure in Weimar Germany in the aftermath of World War I. Includes the transcript in English, Spanish and French

Hitler Comes to Power

Headings include: What was Germany like in the early 1920s? / What was the Nazi party like in the 1920s? / What was the German economic and political situation like in the early 1930s? / How did Adilf Hitler and the Nazi Party attract votersin the early 1930s? / How did Adolf Hitler come to power in 1933? / Map / Key dates.

TedEd – How did Hitler Rise to Power?

Decades after the fall of the Third Reich, it feels impossible to understand how Adolf Hitler, the tyrant who orchestrated one of the largest genocides in human history, could ever have risen to power in a democratic country. So how did it happen, and could it happen again? 

Adolf Hitler

Headings include: Early life / Military Career / Nazi Party / Beef Hall Putsch / Aryan Race / Ther Schutzsaffel (SS)…

Euro Docs

PRIMARY SOURCE: Germany: national Socialisma nd World War II. Contents include: Interwar Period (1918-1939) / World War II (1939-1945) / Postwar Period / Other Collections…

Great Depression

Great Depression

This Search results page includes articles such as: Great Depression History / New Deal / Stock market Crash of 1929 / Hoover Dam / Dust Bowl / The 1930s / Bank Run  / The Fireside Chats / Artists of the New Deal / Hoovervilles / Crime in the Great Depression /  Hindenburg…

A Short History of the Great Depression

Headings include: The Stock Market Crash / Unemploymnet / The Dust Bowl / Riding the Rails / Roosevelt and the New Deal / The End of the Great Depression… Also includes a short video: What led to the Great Depression. More articles listed at the bottom of the page.

Great Depression Facts for Kids

Includes brief comments about 22 other countries, including Thailand.

Great Depression and New Deal: a General Resource Guide

PRIMARY SOURCE: Includes Audio Recordings / Books & Printed Material / Films, Videos / Manuscripts / Maps / Photos, Prints, Drawings…

Online Sources… Beyond 1939

World War II (overview)

World War II timeline

More links to articles at the bottom of the page.

The 10 Major Battles of World War II

Includes links to Related Posts.

PBS Master Piece – World on Fire

World War II Major Events Timeline.

World War II by Thomas K. Adamson


Battle of Stalingrad

Headings include: Prelude to the Battle of Stalingrad / Battle of Stalingrad begins / ‘Not a Step Back!’ / Russian Winter Sets In / Battle of Stalingrad Ends / Sources.

PRIMARY SOURCE: Battle of Stalingrad

Find An Object search results includes: Art / Books / Film / Photographs / Posters / Private Parpers / Sound / Vehicles, Aircraft and Ships…

World War II: Battle of Stalingrad

Headings include: Background / Preparing the Defenses / The Battle Begins / Fighting among the Ruins / Soviets Strike Back / Aftermath of Stalingrad…


D-Day: ARchive video of the Normandy Landings

20 minute video featuring archival footage and Newsreel style narration.

The 10 Things You Need to Know About D-Day

Short facts and original images. Includes links to more information.

D-Day: Invasion, Facts and Significance

Headings include: Preparing for D-Day / A Weather Delay: June 5, 1944 / D-Day Landings: June 6, 1944 / Victory in Normandy.

Also includes links to many other relevant articles.

D-Day: What is it and Why is it Important?

Includes video footage,images and infographics.

Nuremberg Trials

Nuremberg Trials

Headings include: The Road to the Nuremberg Trials / The Major War Criminal’s Trial: 1945-46 / Subsequent Trials: 1946-49 / Aftermath.

Memorium Nuremberg Trials

Includes links to Courtroom 600: A virtual tour / The Nuremberg Trials explained (short video).

Nuremberg Trials

Headings include: Origin of the Court / Creation of the Court / Location / Participants / The Validity of the court / The main Trial / Influence on the Development of International Criminal Law…

PRIMARY SOURCE: The Nuremberg Trials (1945)

8 minute Newsreel circa 1945.

The Atomic Bomb

Hiroshima and Nagasaki: Atomic Bomb

Headings include: Background / The Decision to use the Bomb / Hiroshima / Nagasaki / Consequences.

The Manhattan Project and the Atomic Bomb

Headings include: Overview / The Manhattan Project / Hiroshima and Nagasaki / Was the bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki Necessary?…

The Manhattan Project

Headings include: Preliminary Organization / Preliminary Research / Forming the Manhattan Project / Project Sites / Producing Results / Legacy…

Also includes links to PRIMARY SOURCE materials.

Manhattan Project

Heading include:
America Declares War / The Manhattan Project Begins / Robert Oppenheimer and Project Y / The Potsdam Conference / Hiroshima and Nagasaki / Legacy fo the Manhattan Project / Sources.

Includes links to Related Articles.


PRIMARY SOURCE: Atomic Bombing of Hiroshima


Featured Document Display: The Atomic Bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki.

Includes PRIMARY SOURCE letter about the bombing of Hiroshima.


A series of 6 short documentary videos: Testing the Atomic Bomb / Truman’s Ultimatum Regarding Hiroshima / Hiroshima: Dropping the Bomb / Remembering Tragic Aftermath of Hiroshima / Harrowing Aftermath of Atomic Bomb / Nagasaki Bomb and Surrendar.

This Day in History: August 06

1945 – American Bomber Drops Atomic Bomb on Hiroshima

The Atomic Bombing of Hiroshima

From the U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Scientific and Technical Information, Office of History and Heritage Resources, The Manhattan Project – an interactive History.

Includes PRIMARY SOUCE images.


Atomic Bombing of Nagasaki

Video. Accounts of the American Justification for dropping a second bomb on Nagasaki.

This Day in History – August 09, 1945

Atomic Bomb Dropped on Nagasaki.

Annals of Technology

Nagasaki: The Last Bomb.

Atomic Bombing in Nagasaki – Destruction of a City

Includes PRIMARY SOURCE images.

Decision to Drop the Atomic Bomb

Includes: Background / Key Questions / Directions / Materials / Handouts. Designed to be used as part of a lesson plan, the Materials tab includes PRIMARY SOURCE materials.

The Battle of Iwo Jima

The Battle of Iwo Jima: a Gruesome Victory for the Allied Forces

In cooperation with All About History. Headings include: Where is Iwo Jima / How the Battle Went Down / Casualties and Recognition of Bravery.

The Battle of Iwo Jima (pdf)

Headings include: Background: Summer/Fall 1944 / The Battle / The Flag Raising / Awards.

Iwo Jima

Headings include: Iwo Jima before the Battle / Marines Invade Iwo Jima / Battle of Iwo Jima Rages On / Iwo Jima Falls to American Forces / Letters From Iwo Jima / Sources.

World War II: Battle of Iwo Jima

Headings include: Where is Iwo Jima / When was the Battle? / The Battle / Raising the Flag of the United States / Interesting Facts.

Pearl Harbour

Pearl Harbor

Headings include: Japan and the Path to War / Where is Pearal Harbot / USS Arizona / Impact of the Pearl Harbot Attack / ‘A Date Which Will Live In Infamy’ / America Enters World War II.

Includes links to videos and images.

Attack On Pearl Harbor Facts For Kids

Headings include: After the Attack / Quick Facts.

Includes links to images and maps.

Attack on Pearl Harbor

Headings include: The Plan / The Attack / The Aftermath.

Today in History – December 7: Air Raid on Pearl Harbor

Includes links to PRIMARY SOURCE MATERIALS including: audio clips, dispatches, images…

What Happened at Pearl Harbor?

Includes links to PRIMARY SOURCE materials including images and video.

Japanese Internment Camps

Lesson: Japanese Interment

Includes links to articles, an opninion piece, images and PRIMARY SOURCE marerials.

Introduction to WWII Incarceration

This site preserves stories of the past for the generations of the future. Headings include: A Community Grows Despite Racism / Looking Like the Enemy / American Concentration Camps / Japanese American Responses to Incarceration / Righting a Wrong / Why Does it Matter Now?

Japanese Internment Camps

Headings include: Executive Order / Anti-Japanese American Activity / John DeWitt / War Relocation Authority / Relocation to ‘Assembly Centers’ / Life in ‘Assembly Centers’ / Conditions in’Relocation Centers’ / Violence in Prison Camps / Fred Korematsu / Mitsuye Endo / Reparations / Sources.

Japanese Internment

Headings include: Overview / Executive Order 9066 / Korematsu v. United States (1944) / After math and Rederess…

Enigma Machine

The Complete History fo the Enigma Machine

Headings include: Facts About the Enigma Machine / History / How It Worked / Historical Significance / Frequently Asked Questions.

The Battle to Crack Enigma – The Real Story of ‘The Imitation Game’ – WW2 Special

10 minute video using RIMARY SOURCE Materials, focusing on The Enigma Machine and Bletchley Park.

How Alan Turing Cracked the Enigma Code

Headings include: Mathemetician / Enigma adn The Bombe / Hut 8, Bletchley Park / Turingery and Delilah / The Universal Turing Machine / Legacy.

This Day in Hisotry – July 09, 1941

Enigma Key Broken

History of the Enigma

Headings include: History of the enigma / Invention of the Rotor Machine (1915) / Glowlamp Enigma (1924) / Commercial Enigma (1926) / Zählwerk Enigma (1928) / Military Enigma (1932) / Manufacturers / The Polish Breakthrough (1933) / World War II / The Polish Gift / Bletchley Park / The Ultra Secret / The Battle of the Atlantic / The Abwehr Enigma / The Japanese Enigma / Improvements / Relatives of Enigma / After the War / Other WWII German Cipher Machines / Enigma Family Tree / Enigma Timeline…

Native American Code Talkers

Native American Code Talkers

Includes PRIMARY SOURCE images.

How Navajo Code Talker Marines Used their Indigenoud Language to Help Win World War II

Headings include: The Navajo People’s Indigenous Language was Perfect For a Code / 29 Original Code Talkers Developed the Navajo Code / Navajo Code Talkers Were the Best of the Best / The Navajo Code Was Never Broken / The Navajo Code Talker Program Was Classified / Navajo Code Talkers’ Legacy Lives On.

The Holocaust

What was the Holocaust?

Headings include: Who were the Nazis? / Who was Adolf Hitler? / What was the Holocaust? / Nazi Persecution / Kristallnacht and the murder of millions / Who was killed or persecuted in the Holocaust? / How Did the Holocaust End? / Were Nazis punished for the Holocaust? / How do we remember the Holocaust?

The Holocaust

Headings include: Before the Holocaust / Nazi Revolution in Germany, 1939-1940 / Beginning of War, 1939-1940 / Towards the “Final Solution”, 1940-1941 / Holocaust Death. Camps, 1941-1945 / Nazi Rule Comes to an End, as Haolocaust Continues to Claim Lives, 1945 / Aftermath and Lasting Impact of the Holocaust / Photo Galleries.

What Was the Holcoaust?

Pages include: What was the Holocust? / Life Before the Holcoasut / Antisemitism / How Did the Nazis Rise to Power? / Life in Nazi Controlled Europe / What Were the Ghettos and Camps? / How and Why Did The Holocaust Happen? Resistance, Responses and Collaboration / Survival and Legacy. Includes PRIMARY SOURCE Materials – part of the Winer Holocaust Library.

The Holocaust: History and Memory

Explore the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum…

The Holocaust by Amy Elizabeth Robinson

Headings include: A Spiral of Fascism / Origins and First Steps Before the Seconda World War / Intensification after 1939 / (Graphic Picture Warning) / The “Final Solution” / Who Were the Killers? / Sources.


The Kindertrnasport Children 80 years on

Includes images and video.

Kindertransport, 1938-40

Headings include: Background / Arrival in Harwich / Enemy Aliens / After the War. Includes images and video.

Kindertransport and KTA History

Headings include: Introduction / 1933-1939 in the Reich / Rising to the Moment / Life in Britain / Detour to Normandy / Kaddish in London / KTA History…

The Heartbreaking WWII Rescue That Saved 10,000 Jewish Children From the Nazis

Includes PRIMARY SOURCE images and links to other relvant pages.


Battle of Leyte Gulf

The Role of Women in WWII

African America experiences in WWII

The Blitz