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Ben Burgess

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  1. I was recently emailed the following question by a user to my website although I have no idea where to start in answering. Does anybody have any ideas? Thanks, Ben
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    Civil War Info

    I've just noticed a major shortcoming at my website (www.thehistoryproject.co.uk). After adding several new articles this afternoon I realized that we have nothing on the American Civil War. I feel that this is too major an omission to ignore and wondered if anybody knew of any person or website that could help us with the problem. All help appreciated. Regards, Ben
  3. Ben Burgess

    Student History Project

    Alf, That would be greatly appreciated, if you need anything from me in order to do this then don't hesitate to get in touch. Thanks for all the messages of support so far.
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    Student History Project

    Dear Forum Users, I am posting with regard to a new student history resource for which I would like to raise awareness. Following the advise of Mr Simkin I have decided to announce the idea on the forum so that I can get some feedback and maybe prompt a debate on its uses. After an impassioned, if not unexpected, response to a similar message I recently posted at the Schools History forum I am sure this will be both an interesting and useful thread. I am the current editor of a new history venture called TheHistoryProject.co.uk and am trying to raise awareness for our undertaking. As a new project our basic goal is to publish the works of teachers and independent historians as well as promising students in a way that makes them accessible for other scholars of history and gains recognition for the individual works of those who contribute. As such we are quickly building an archive of interesting and useful information. I think that this is not only useful to students as a great aid to learning and research but as a way of building their confidence and pride by offering an area in which to display their own work. Already we have attracted the attention of several published authors who have contributed their work to our archive in the form of exclusive essays and a number of book extracts and we are receiving letters of encouragement almost daily. In order for this to work, however, we need to make people aware of us and it is because of this that I have posted this message. If, as teachers (or students), you can assist us in this respect in any way at all I would be extremely grateful to hear from you. Our current major aim is to promote ourselves to students and inform them that they can put their finished products to use to help other students like themselves worldwide. This has been a proven incentive to encourage work, offering as it does rewards beyond the final grade. More than this we also offer a growing information library for revision and research of a wide range of topics. In the mean time please don't hesitate to contact me with any questions you may have at webmaster@thehistoryproject.co.uk. Alternately you can visit our website at www.thehistoryproject.co.uk and see what we're about. Thank you for taking the time to read this, I hope to hear from you soon. Kind regards, Ben, TheHistoryProject.co.uk
  5. Ben Burgess

    Student Question: Anti-Jewish Legislatioin

    Whilst not being specifically aimed at the employment of female Germans under this age, it was for this reason that Hitler himself initially insisted upon the inclusion of this peculiar clause. The suspected reasons for this being Hitlers own suspected background. It has been suggested to no small extent that Hitler himself was a quatre Jewish. Historians have argued convincingly that his father Alois had been the result of his grandmothers affair with the son of a Jewish gentlemen whilst in his employment as a maid. It is therefore no coincidence that this Nuremberg clause aimed to prevent exactly this. Alois' mother, Maria Anna, then left the service of the family, later marrying a mill worker, Alois' acknowledged father, Johann Georg Hiedler. Thus young Alois Schicklgruber became Alois Hitler (Hiedler being mis-spelt by a priest on the birth record). If this was true then Hitler himself was one quatre Jewish. This was not something the Fuhrer was oblivious to. More than this he had had his own men, including the future Gauleiter of Poland Hans Frank, investigate in minute detail. Even his own nephew used this fact to persistantly blackmail his rich uncle Adolf. This particular point then, as well as the Nuremberg Laws themselves, have been put down by many as simply Hitler's own anti-semitic over compensation. As with the Salem witch trials of the 1600's and the McCarthiest 'Red-baiting' that would follow the Second World War, history has constiently proven that the best way to avoid accusation is to be the accuser. Ben
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    Student Question: Life as a Jew in Nazi Germany

    Anna, You may find the article located at http://www.yoursites.co.uk/mountaintop_mir...f_nazi_rule.htm useful to your research. It was originally written by a woman named Dorothy Evelyn Stanley, then in her 90's, and subsequently published in Venture Inward Magazine. It covers a great number of issues in the area of German civilian life under the Nazis, both Jewish and non-jewish which include the authors own experiences of the 'Nazi terror' and imprisonment. Ben Burgess
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    Holocaust Panel

    Ben Burgess is currently a student of Contemporary & International Military History at the University of Salford, UK. He is currently studying Theories of War as well as the development of the German Army and the evolution of Chinese & Japanese Warfare. Over the last two years he has taken part in several trips to Germany, France, Belgium and the Czech Republic as part of his continued research into the campaigns of the Second World War. He has also been fortunate enough to interview many veterans of the conflict along the way. His main area of research is the rise of German Fascism and the Third Reich as well as the involvement of the German nation during the Second World War. Aside from studying history Ben also heads the team behind The History Project and manages the design of the site, keeping pages indexed and editing new submissions. You can find History Project website at: http://www.thehistoryproject.co.uk/
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    Second World War Panel

    Ben Burgess is currently a student of Contemporary & International Military History at the University of Salford, UK. He is currently studying Theories of War as well as the development of the German Army and the evolution of Chinese & Japanese Warfare. Over the last two years he has taken part in several trips to Germany, France, Belgium and the Czech Republic as part of his continued research into the campaigns of the Second World War. He has also been fortunate enough to interview many veterans of the conflict along the way. Aside from studying history Ben also heads the team behind The History Project and manages the design of the site, keeping pages indexed and editing new submissions. He has recently applied for a teaching position at a further education college in his hometown. He also runs the History Project website: http://www.thehistoryproject.co.uk/
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    Nazi Germany Panel

    Ben Burgess is currently a student of Contemporary & International Military History at the University of Salford, UK. He is currently studying Theories of War as well as the development of the German Army and the evolution of Chinese & Japanese Warfare. Over the last two years he has taken part in several trips to Germany, France, Belgium and the Czech Republic as part of his continued research into the campaigns of the Second World War. He has also been fortunate enough to interview many veterans of the conflict along the way. Aside from studying history Ben also heads the team behind The History Project and manages the design of the site, keeping pages indexed and editing new submissions. He has recently applied for a teaching position at a further education college in his hometown. He also runs the History Project website: http://www.thehistoryproject.co.uk/
  10. Ben Burgess

    Ben Burgess

    Ben Burgess is currently a student of Contemporary & International Military History at the University of Salford, UK. He is currently studying Theories of War as well as the development of the German Army and the evolution of Chinese & Japanese Warfare. Over the last two years he has taken part in several trips to Germany, France, Belgium and the Czech Republic as part of his continued research into the campaigns of the Second World War. He has also been fortunate enough to interview many veterans of the conflict along the way. His main area of research is the rise of German Fascism and the Third Reich and the involvement of the German nation during the Second World War. Aside from studying history Ben also heads the team behind The History Project and manages the design of the site, keeping pages indexed and editing new submissions. You can find History Project website at: http://www.thehistoryproject.co.uk/
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