Archive for May 2012

James I ~ an assessment

May 23, 2012

In the end what did James I acheve? This set of slides suggests an answer to that question.

James I ~ an assessment

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Stalin’s rise to power ~ The period of the Triumvirate

May 23, 2012

Even before Lenin was dead, Stalin was aiming at taking power. he formed an alliance with Zinoviev and Kamenev to keep Trotsky out. These slides deal with that period.

Stalin’s rise to power ~ The period of the triumvirate

Year 10 homework for Monday evening

May 21, 2012

Complete the notes you started in the lesson from the text book page 264 ~ 265

The Triumvirate against Trotsky

The Issues that divided the Party

The role of Lenin’s funeral in the rise of Stalin

May 21, 2012

This set of powerpoint slides deal with the impact of Lenin’s fneral on the strength of Stalin’s position.Lenin’s funeral

May 21, 2012

How Lenin’s funeral was presented is important to us as historians of this period as it gives us an insight into how Lenin was viewed and how the funeral was viewed.

This first clip was a ‘Lenin retrospective’ made for showing in cinemas both in the USSR and around the world (hence the subtitles). The music would have come on a record to be played alongside it when it was being shown in the better cinemas.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rie3dkLPlRA

The second clip is a brief extract from a newsreel of the time. Note particularly how many times Stalin features and how he is portrayed.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QVOCI4nrc8s

Finally ~ if you have time have a look at this much longer clip of the whole funeral. This was filmed at the time and has been recently discovered and restored:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oStHN2xwWeE

What I did in my summer holidays.. extract from Leon Trotsky’s autobiography

May 21, 2012

The link below takes you to an extract from Leon Trotsky’s book about his life. This section deals with the events surrounding Lenin’s funeral and shows how completely outclassed he was by Stalin.

Trotsky document

Joseph Stalin and Leon Trotsky~ a brief biography to 1924

May 16, 2012

It does exactly what it says on the tin!

Stalin ~ brief biography to 1924

Leon Trotsky~ brief biography to 1924