Perspectives from UK and Russia of World War 2 leading up to #DDay

The audio clips are via UK National Archives. Most embedded video clips are under 6 minutes WW1 – 1938: How Europe went to war: https://www.iwm.org.uk/history/how-europe-went-to-war-in-1939 Military parade in Red Square, Moscow, 1938 1939 – 1941: Western Europe http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/education/worldwar2/theatre-assets/western-europe/western-europe-1939-41.mp3 Eastern Europe http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/education/worldwar2/theatre-assets/eastern-europe/eastern-europe-1939-41.mp3 100 million Soviet women “Scenes from the wartime life of the womenfolk of our Soviet Ally” Video: https://film.iwmcollections.org.uk/record/25359 Beginnings of Holocaust round up and mass exterminations in Soviet Union: Also: https://www.ushmm.org/confront-antisemitism/antisemitism-podcast/father-patrick-desbois Arctic Convoys UK…

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Novosibirsk

Still talking with Surrey colleagues and Russian colleagues re developing a potential Novosibirsk visit in autumn, it may be a nice thing to do at either the right or wrong time which will become apparent soon and nice does not equal useful! In Russian classes at the moment, each lesson has a fictional conversation set in Novosibirsk so not learning factual stuff really just that when book was written it had 1 zoo, 2 airports,…

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