The First World War Blockade, Myth and Reality

Ref: C3675935

The myth of the First World War British blockade of Germany began as soon as the war broke out. It did not and only later did it become effective. The war was unnecessarily prolonged.

Course aim

To provide an overview of the British blockade of Germany during the First World War.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • No skills or experience needed

By the end of the course I should be able to:

  • Have an overview of the myth of the British blockade of Germany.
  • Identify how this myth became effective.
  • Understand how this led to the war being unnecessarily prolonged.

How will I be taught?

  • This is a lecture.

What kind of feedback can I expect?

  • This is a lecture.

What else do I need to know?

  • Nothing else is needed

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

  • No pre reading or pre course work is required

What can I do next?

  • Progress to another WEA course
  • Progress to a course with another provider
  • Become involved with the WEA in a range of voluntary work and other activities including campaigning as a WEA member
  • Become involved as a volunteer for a WEA partner or another organisation

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The First World War Blockade, Myth and Reality

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