Research Studies by v9rmce


									                         Past Research Studies

-   The Christmas Truce that took place along the Western Front around the 24th
    and 25th December 1914.
-   The Munich Putsch of November 8th 1923.
-   John F. Kennedy’s visit to Ireland on the 26th June – 29th June 1963.
-   The Japanese attack on Pearl Harbour December 1941, a surprise attack?
-   The procedures the British government put in place to control and contain the
    Mau Mau rebels in Kenya from 1952 to 1961.
-   An investigation into the conditions that led to the kidnapping of Brian
    Keenan and other hostages (1982-1992).
-   The kidnapping of Lord and Lady Donoughmore on the 4th June 1974.
-   The Warsaw Ghetto Uprising: Failure or Success?
-   Hanna Sheehy-Skeffington in America from 1916-18 – “An unmanageable
-   The Allied invasion of Sword Beach in Normandy in Northern France on the
    5th – 6th of June 1944 during World War II.
-   The German radio station Irland Redaktion and its broadcasts of Nazi
    propaganda to neutral Ireland from December 1939 to May 1945.
-   The medical examinations which took place in Ellis Island 1892-1954:
    effective or excessive?
-   The beginnings of the Ku Klux Klan: 1865-1871.
-   Stauffenberg’s plot to kill Hitler, 1943-1944.
-   The role of women in the Special Operations Executive in Britain and France
    during World War 2 from 1939 to 1945.
-   The pirate trial of Anne Bonny and Mary Read, 28th November, 1720.
-   Public reaction to the first performances of ‘The Playboy of the Western
    World’ in 1907.
-   How did the Committee of Public Safety and the Terror under Maximilien
    Robespierre contribute to divisions in France, 1793-1794?
-   The effects on the citizens of Hiroshima due to the atomic bombing of
    Hiroshima, 6 August 1945.
-   The events of the 1st – 5th June, 1989, in Tiananmen Square; a massacre?
-   The last days of the Romanovs 16th/17th of July 1918.
-   The involvement and importance of Eamonn Ceannt in the 1916 Easter Rising.
-   Operation Green: The Nazi plan to invade Ireland (and Ireland’s and Britain’s
    reactions to it).
-   The hanging of Kevin Barry on the 1st November 1920 during the War of
    Independence and its influence on public opinion.
-   The American Presidential Election of 1960 – a fair result?
-   The hostage taking of the Munich Olympic Games and the German
    government’s response to it.
-   Bloody Sunday: 30th January 1972, Derry Northern Ireland. The Background,
    the march and the repercussions.
-   The Japanese internment of Dutch colonies in Indonesia during World War
    Two (1942-1945).
-   The causes of Bloody Sunday, St. Petersburg, 9/1/1905
-   The “Stolen Generations” of the Aboriginal people in Australia, 1900-1970.
-   Elizabeth O’Farrell and her input in the 1916 Rising.
-   Why was there an attack on Pearl Harbour?
-   The significance of the Battle of Gettysburg.
-   The Burning of Cork City, 11th-12th December 1920, by British Forces.
-   Music during the Holocaust: the orchestras of Auschwitz, May 1940 – January
-   Unit 731(Japanese biological warfare research): 1932-1945.
-   Operation Green (Fall Grün) 1940-1941.
-   The impact of Bobby Sands’ 1981 strike on Northern Irish politics.
-   Escape from Auschwitz: Alfred Wetzler, Rudolf Vrba and the Auschwitz
-   The Russo-Polish War 1919-1920. Lenin’s aim to spread communism to
    Germany and Western Europe.
-   Oskar Schindler: Rescuing the Jews from the Holocaust (1939-1945).
-   The Katyn Forest Massacre 1939.
-   Why was Spear put on trial in Nuremburg on the 15th of May 1945?
-   The contribution of the Merchant Navy during World War 2 (1939-1945) –
    The North Atlantic
-   De Valera’s condolence visit to Dr Eduard Hempel on the death of Adolf
    Hitler 2nd May 1945.
-   The importance of Switzerland’s financial aid to Nazi Germany during World
    War two 1939-45.
-   The impact of the Berlin Wall on the lives of the people of Bernauer Strasse,
-   The origins and impact of the Black Death in London, 1347-1353.
-   Bridget Bishop and the Salem Witch Trials, 1692.
-   The Warsaw Ghetto uprising, April 19th – May 16th 1943. A success or failure?
-   Loughlinstown Workhouse – An effective provision of relief for the poor of
    the Rathdown union, 1846-1849?
-   The capture of Cuzco, 1533 – The factors that ensured the invasion’s success.
-   Was the German occupation of the Channel Islands during the war year (1940-
    1945) a Nazi success?
-   The Berlin Wall, 1961: the reasons for its construction and the factors that
    enabled its successful completion.
-   The Rivonia Trial of Nelson Mandela, October 1963 – June 1964, and its
    contribution to the Anti-Apartheid movement in South Africa.
-   Lady Jennie Churchill and the influence and contribution to her son Winston
    Churchill’s early political career (1893-1918).
-   Monsignor Hugh O’Flaherty and the Rome Escape Line (1941-1945). What
    were the factors that ensured its success?
-   The expedition of Robert Scott to the Antarctic (1910-1912). The reason for
    the expedition’s unfulfilled goals.
-   The media’s response to the Stardust Fire 14th-18th February, 1981.
-   The Freedom Rides, May 4th 1961 to May 17th.
-   The British Political Warfare Executive (PWE) and their use of ’Black
    Rumours’ during World War Two (1939-1945) – An effective weapon of
-   The impact of John Fitzgerald Kennedy’s visit to Ireland. 26th June – 29th
    June, 1963.
-   Inghinidhe na hEireann: did they achieve their aims by 1916?
-   Jean Francois Champollion and his translation of the Rosetta Stone, 1822-24.
    Was he the stone’s true decoder?
-   Klaus von Stauffenberg and his role in the Valkaire Plot, which were plans to
    assassinate Hitler in 1944.
   The significance of code breaking during the battle of the Atlantic 1939-45.
   The Contagious Diseases Act 1864
   The Black and Tans’ reprisals throughout Ireland between 1920-1921.
   ‘The filth and the fury’ – the effect of the Punk movement on Britain between
    1975 and 1980.
   To what extent did John Charles McQuaid participate in drafting the 1937
   The Irish Christians Fronts establishment and involvement in the Spanish
    Civil War 1936-1937.
   Black ’47 – Ireland’s dependency on the potato
   The planning of Robert Emmet’s attempted rebellion in Ireland, 1803.
   The reaction of the Catholic Church to the 1981 Hunger Strike.
   The circumstances which led to the introduction and the ultimate defeat of
    ‘The Control of Importation, Sale and Manufacture of Contraception Bill’
   Mary White Ovington and the founding of the National Association for the
    Advancement of Coloured People.
   Resistance Activities in Auschwitz- A study of the revolt of 7th October 1944.
   The Lusitania was a legitimate target of opportunity.
   ‘Holohoax: the ideas and arguments of Holocaust deniers’.
   German espionage in Ireland during the second world war 1939-1945. A
    success or failure?
   The IRA and Nazi Germany: Collaboration and the role of Seán Russell.
   The impact of Simone de Beauvoir and her writings on the Women’s
    Liberation Movement and on Contemporary society in France, 1949-1974.
   John Rabe and the establishment of the Safety Zone in Nanking during the
    Japanese invasion of China 1937.
   The reaction in Ireland to the death of JFK in November 1963.
   Why was there a gradual decline in support for American involvement in the
    Vietnam War (1965-72) among participating soldiers and what consequences
    did this have?
     The reaction of the Dublin print media to the Easter Rising, 1916 (April
        24th – June 13th )
     ‘Lee Harvey Oswald, Dallas 1963, Guilty as charged.’
     Malcom X and the organisation of Afro-American Unity (OAAU) 1964-
     Chairman Mao and the ‘Great Purge’, 1966-1967.
     The Failure of the State to address abuses in the Industrial School System.
     De Valera’s escape from Lincoln Jail, 3rd February 1919.
     The Final Days of the Romanov Dynasty, 1918.
     ‘Bloody Sunday’ the 30th January, 1972.
     The treatment of the Japanese Americans after the attack on Pearl Harbour
        on December 7th 1941.
     Von Braun’s contribution to the U.S. Space Programme and its race with
        Russia. (1945-1957)
   Frank Capra’s war film series ‘why we fight.’ Effective indoctrination of
    American GIs? 1942-1945.
   Eleanor Roosevelt’s role in the West Virginian Homestead Project 1933-
    1948 – an idealogical or realistic plan?
   Richard Nixon and the Watergate scandal, 1972.
   The role of Lieutenant William Calley in the My Lai Massacre, March
   The Manhattan Project’ 1943-45
   The hanging of Kevin Barry, (November 1920) and the impact this had on
    the Irish War of Independence, 1919-1921.
   The involvement of Elizabeth O’Farrell in the 1916 Easter Rising.
   The Dublin Monaghan Bombings May 17th 1974.

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