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    The History Show Sunday 1 December 2013

    The History Show Sunday 1 December 2013

    The Irish and World War One This August will mark the centenary of the start of World War One. We will be commemorating this anniversary on The History Show with special programmes and short items telling the stories of Irish people who were involved in the war. We will also be examining what was happening here during these turbulent years. Do you have relatives who were involved in the First World War? We would like to hear their stories. Email:
    Generation War

    Generation War

    Generation War is a German drama set during World War II which is currently showing on RTE 2.   The story focuses on the fates of five young friends - two brothers who become Wehrmacht soldiers, a nurse who’s in love with one of them, a Jewish boyfriend and his partner, a singer who dreams of being the next Marlene Dietrich.  The three part series received record ratings and sparked a national debate when it was broadcast in Germany last year with Der Spiegel calling it a “turning point in German television”.    A review in the German newspaper, Suddeutsche Zeitung said ...
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    A discussion about the German epic, Generation War – the 3 part series about the fate of 5 friends during World War II (RTE 2 Sundays at 9pm).   Interspersed with historical footage and personal insights, Generation War is produced by the makers of Downfall.  It sparked a national debate when it was shown in Germany. Also - this years marks the 50th Anniversary of the 12th  International Trade Competition for Apprentices which took place in the then College of Technology Bolton Street during  July 1963.  The competition that took place in Bolton Street College in 1963  was the first international trade competition for apprentices ...


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