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World War 1 and 2 Level 3

Open Study College
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619 GBP
English
Online courses
Professional Training

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World War 1 Level 3:

Unit 1: Pre-war European continent immediately pre-1914

  • Characteristics
  • Terms of the treaty of London
  • International tension
  • State of military technology pre-war

Unit 2: Outbreak: 1914

  • Assassination of the archduke
  • System of alliances
  • “The war of movement”
  • Trench warfare
  • Movements

Unit 3: 1915

  • Characteristics of trench warfare
  • “Mechanised warfare”
  • Innovations
  • The sinking of the Lusitania
  • Chemical Weapons

Unit 4: 1916

  • Gallipoli
  • Evacuation of the Gallipoli Peninsula
  • “War of attrition”
  • Battle of the Somme
  • Battle of Verdun

Unit 5: 1917

  • New forms of warfare
  • Role of new machines of war
  • American entry into the war
  • Home front

Unit 6: 1918

  • German counteroffensives of 1918
  • Closing phase of the war
  • Germany and the central powers collapsed in 1918
  • Treaty of Versailles
  • Post war events
  • Setting the scene for WW2

World War 2 Level 3:

Unit 1: Pre-War 1939 (GLH: 25)

  • The treaty of Versailles
  • Effect on Germany after 1918
  • Adolf Hitler 1933
  • Appeasement policy
  • Nations avoiding another war

Unit 2: 1939 (GLH: 25)

  • How WW2 began
  • System of alliances
  • ‘The phony war’
  • Invasion of Poland
  • Military technology since 1914
  • Movements in the first year of war

Unit 3: 1940 (GLH: 25)

  • German invasion of the lowlands, Norway and Denmark
  • German invasion of France
  • Characteristics of ‘blitzkrieg’
  • The Battle of Britain
  • Formation and characteristics of the axis alliance

Unit 4: 1941/1942 (GLH: 25)

  • Rationale which informed operation Barbarossa
  • Operation Barbarossa
  • Events including Pearl Harbour
  • American entry into the war

Unit 5: 1943/1944 (GLH: 25)

  • Why Italy surrendered to the allies in 1943
  • ‘D-Day’
  • Changes in military technology to 1944
  • The home front in Britain and Germany

Unit 6: 1945 Post-War (GLH: 25)

  • Why Germany collapsed in 1945
  • War closing phase
  • Nuclear weapons
  • Setting the scene for the cold war
  • Significance of WW2 in terms of world history

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71.90 totalling 719

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