• I Am Mad Jack – The Sword Wielding WW2 Mad Man Soldier
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    I Am Mad Jack – The Sword Wielding WW2 Mad Man Soldier

    My legs are starting to cramp from the six long hours I’ve spent in my fox hole, and I grunt as I painfully readjust my position. Dew collects in a puddle at the bottom of my fighting position, turning it into muddy sludge. I squint out across the three hundred meters in front of me. There’s nothing to spot but the tree line and the occasional deer scampering along, completely oblivious to the hundreds of British rifles aimed in its general direction. Somewhere on the other side of those trees is Jerry, full of vinegar and hate and hellbent on a fresh try at another great war. This old Hitler…

  • Community Pharmacies Mood Intervention Study
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    Community Pharmacies Mood Intervention Study

    Thank you, yes I’m going to talk to you about the caption title CHEMIST which actually stands for community pharmacy mood intervention study. Why did we want to do this study, well we know that depression is a really common and disabling condition for a lot of people and particularly for a lot of people with long-term health problems and the trouble for people with long-term health problems and depression is that it worsens outcomes across the board for people so it’s very unpleasant for people but it also worsens somebody’s health outcomes across the board. There’s a sort of depression called sub-threshold depression which means you’re not really depressed…

  • Ep 08: India Wants To Know its official name, how Rajnikanth is Mr. India, and Ram is constitutional
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    Ep 08: India Wants To Know its official name, how Rajnikanth is Mr. India, and Ram is constitutional

    How do MBA students protest against the CAA? They send “Deck” pics Kisi ke baap ka Hindustan thodi to hai Rajnikanth fans in the house! If we invoke Rajnikanth’s name at the start of an episode, will this go viral? Hope you watched episode 7 before this and enjoyed it Watch this at a #CAA_NRCProtest to pass the time Peaceful protesters, please keep fighting the good fight! Episode 8 of India Wants to Know begins now…….. What do you mean if it HAD an Aadhar card? I love how you are in 2010 where this is concerned. Like, if the Aadhar card comes through I think it would say India…

  • President Obama Addresses the British Parliament
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    President Obama Addresses the British Parliament

    Speaker: Mr. President, ladies and gentlemen, history is more than the path left by the past. It influences the present and can shape the future. We meet today in Westminster Hall, a building begun 900 years ago when the Vikings were visiting the shores of what would become the United States, even if it was Columbus who would subsequently demonstrate the politician’s art of arriving late, but claiming all the credit. (laughter) This hall has witnessed grim trials in the sentencing to death of a king, coronation banquets, ceremonial addresses, and the coffins of those receiving the last respects of our people. Few places reach so far into the heart…

  • The Seven Years War and the Great Awakening: Crash Course US History #5
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    The Seven Years War and the Great Awakening: Crash Course US History #5

    Hi, I’m John Green. This is Crash Course U.S. History. And today we’re going to discuss the events that led to the events that led to the American revolution. So, we’ll begin with the Seven Years War which, as Crash Course World History fans will remember, Winston Churchill referred to as as the “First World War”. The Americans called it “The French and Indian War”, the Prussians called it “The Third Silesian War”, Swedes called it the Pomeranian War. For today, we’re just going to call it the Seven Years War on account of how it lasted for 9 years. [Theme Music] So, here at Crash Course, we take a…

  • WWI Battle of Mons Where Soldiers Claimed Divine Intervention
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    WWI Battle of Mons Where Soldiers Claimed Divine Intervention

    [MUSIC PLAYING] Throughout history, people have reported the presence of divine defenders, angels protecting them or fighting for them in the middle of battle. One of the most famous examples of this potential intervention is in the Battle of Mons between the British and German forces during World War I. On August 23, 1914, the British army, with support from France, attacked the German army which had just declared war on them a few weeks before. Hopes were high that the fresh British troops would prevail, especially with help from the French. The Battle of Mons with the last in four skirmishes that were referred to as the Battles of…

  • The Industrial Revolution: Crash Course European History #24
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    The Industrial Revolution: Crash Course European History #24

    Hi I’m John Green and this is Crash Course European History. So we’re going to turn our attention now to the Industrial Revolution, one of the most significant developments in human history. Like, imagine with me that it’s 1820. I got this idea from the economist Robert Gordon by the way. You live in, say, England. You probably work in agriculture. When you walk to town, you’re either pulling your own cart, or if you’re lucky you have a horse. You have no running water or electricity. When you wash your few items of clothing, you do so by hand. You cook over a fire. You think of time not…

  • The story behind the Boston Tea Party – Ben Labaree
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    The story behind the Boston Tea Party – Ben Labaree

    Translator: Andrea McDonough Reviewer: Bedirhan Cinar You’ve probably heard of the Boston Tea Party, something about a bunch of angry colonists dressed as Native Americans throwing chests of tea into the water. But the story is far more complicated, filled with imperial intrigue, corporate crisis, smuggling, and the grassroots origins of the American Revolution. The first thing you need to know about tea in the 1700’s is that it was really, really popular. In England, each man, woman, and child consumed almost 300 cups of this stuff every year. And, since the English colonized America, Americans were crazy about tea too. By the 1760’s, they were drinking over a million…

  • English Civil War: Crash Course European History #14
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    English Civil War: Crash Course European History #14

    Hi I’m John Green and this is Crash Course European History. And as we saw last week, Absolutism was in the air during the seventeenth century, but not just in France. Across the English Channel, King James VI of Scotland became King James I of England after the death of the childless Elizabeth in 1603, and he found himself thinking, “You know, I might not agree with everything those French Catholics believe, but they are onto something when it comes to the Divine Right of kings to have absolute power.” The inhabitants of the British Isles, however, weren’t so sure. In fact, Protestant reformers were imagining a different idea of…

  • Professor Charlie Jeffery: Vice-Chancellor’s inaugural speech (October 2019)
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    Professor Charlie Jeffery: Vice-Chancellor’s inaugural speech (October 2019)

    Thank you very much indeed, Denise. Good afternoon. My name is Charlie Jeffery and it is an honour to be here as the seventh Vice Chancellor of the University of York. Before anything else I should thank the other six and all those who worked with them to establish and develop this extraordinary University – including Koen Lamberts, my immediate predecessor and Ron Cooke who I am delighted is in the audience this afternoon. And I want to welcome all of you here today – colleagues, student representatives, friends from our alumni and supporters, and partners in the city including of course, the Lord Mayor, Councillor Janet Looker. It’s a…