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BBC iWonder brings digital World War I content online

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The BBC has launched iWonder, a new digital service to boost its anniversary coverage of World War I with additional interactive content.

Eight iWonder interactive guides have appeared online today (January 19) with plans to introduce a further 17 by the end of January, covering everything from the trenches to propaganda.

BBC iWonder with Dan Snow

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Dan Snow presents ' How did so many soldiers survive the trenches?'


The service is enriched with original video and audio content curated by experts and BBC Talent including Dan Snow, Kate Adie, Ian McMillan and Neil Oliver.

iWonder has been specifically made to work consistently across laptops, tablets and smartphones with the aim of deepening knowledge of Great War topics.

Further subjects from science, natural history, arts, religion and ethics are set to land throughout 2014.

BBC iWonder with Kate Adie

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Kate Adie presents 'What did World War One really do for women?'


Historian Dan Snow presents one of the first guides looking at how so many soldiers survived the trenches.

"I'm fascinated by the tales of trench warfare," the 35-year-old said. "We hear a lot about how soldiers died, so I wanted my iWonder guide to take an in-depth look at how soldiers survived the trenches. The new format gives me the opportunity to present a view on this subject in an engaging and innovative way."

Other topics range from what women really did during the war, why journalists were threatened with execution in WWI and how 12 million letters reached the trenches each week.

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