Everett Sharp

Everett Sharp is a subject expert on the World War One Centenary: Continuations and Beginnings project. He has worked for the University of Oxford on a series of other First World War Projects including the Great War Archive and First World War Poetry Digital Archive. He is also currently working for the Europeana 1914-1918 initiative with the Oxford. His retirement in 2009 didn't go quite according to plan!

That’s Entertainment: Showbusiness and the Great War

In 1914, the troops marched away to patriotic airs that reflected the mood of the times and the prevailing optimism that the war would be ‘over by Christmas’. The tune that best captures the spirit of the period, at least … Continue reading

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The Etaples flu Pandemic?

Although the USA once claimed the dubious honour of being the seat of the ‘Spanish ‘Flu’ pandemic, with an outbreak in March 1918 at Camp Funston, Fort Riley, Kansas, new research supports the theory that the disease originated at the … Continue reading

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Gott Mit Uns

It is difficult not to be cynical about the role of religion in the First World War. At a time when Western Christianity perceived itself as a force within European countries and preached the peaceful tenets of that faith there … Continue reading

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The Battle of Arras: An Overview

The Battle of Arras was a major British offensive during the First World War.  From 9th April to 16th May 1917, troops from the four corners of the British Empire attacked trenches held by the army of Imperial Germany to the east of the French … Continue reading

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