It's a Long Way From Tipperary: Life in the Trenches (1914-1918)

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The New Curiosity Shop, a college of online learning, launches a new online course which explores life in the trenches for the ordinary British infantryman during the First World War (1914-1918).

The New Curiosity Shop launches a new online course about life in the trenches for the ordinary British infantryman during the First World War (1914-1918).

This course looks at the history of the First World War through the eyes of the ordinary British fighting soldier, and the student will learn about trench routine during a typical day on the front line. It will explore food, rest and relaxation, morale and a range of other themes that will help you understand what life was like for an ordinary British infantryman in the trenches.

The course features a wealth of resources including audio interviews with former soldiers talking of their experience.

Noel Chidwick, Partner of the New Curiosity Shop, says: "we are very excited about "Life in the Trenches". It shows how a course, complete with full support from the tutor/writer, can really bring to life an experience that very few people now living in the UK have had to endure".

The course covers:

The structure of the British Infantry Division on the Western Front

Recruitment and Enlistment


Personal Weapons

The Trench System

Trench Life

And is available from the 15th November 2006.

About the New Curiosity Shop:

The New Curiosity Shop is a virtual college which provide online courses in a range of subjects. No conglomerates or multi-million dollar industry backing here: the New Curiosity Shop is the brain-child of two Edinburgh educationalists, Noel Chidwick and Dr W Arthur Chapman, who have a passion for learning, an appreciation of the technology and a desire to change attitudes in a world moving far too quickly for its own good.

Our reach is world wide: in the short time we have been operational we have had students from the UK, USA, Australia, New Zealand and mainland Europe, and we have tutors in Scotland, Wales, England, Italy, France and USA. It's online learning for grown-ups.


Noel Chidwick, Partner The New Curiosity Shop

Newbattle Abbey College Newbattle Road, Dalkeith, Midlothian, Scotland, EH22 3LL

Phone: +44 (0)131 208 1900?Skype: newcurioshop


The New Curiosity Shop is a member of the British Learning Association


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