World War 100: 1 July – The Agadir Crisis of 1911 | OpenLearn | Open University

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Everyone talks about the assassination of the Austrian Archduke Franz Ferdinand as the catalyst for the First World War. This article kicks off OpenLearn’s World War 100, a reflective countdown to the start of the Great War by looking at an event which nearly started that war 100 years ago, on 1 July 1911 – the Agadir Crisis.

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About Kate Lindsay

Kate Lindsay, University of Oxford is the Director of World War One Centenary: Continuations and Beginnings. She is also the Manager for Education Enhancement at Academic IT where she also led the First World War Poetry Digital Archive and public engagement initiative Great War Archive. She has eight years experience of in-depth work on World War I digital archives and educational curricula. Kate has a degree in English Literature from the University of Leeds, combined with an MSc in Information Systems from the University for Sheffield, and an MSc in Educational Research from the University of Oxford. She is particularly interested in womens' experience of War and the representation of the First World War in popular culture.
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