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Volume: 55 Issue: 2

Contents of History Today, February 2005

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Peter Furtado reveals the British Academy Prizewinners of 2004.

On January 27th, 1945, the Red Army liberated what was left of the Auschwitz extermination camp. Taylor Downing reveals extraordinary aerial photographs of the...

David Anderson looks at the contentious issues raised as Kenya comes to terms with the colonial past.

Winston Churchill wrote history with an eye to his eventual place in it, David Reynolds tells us. His idea of history also inspired his making of it.

Peter Furtado introduces the February 2005 issue of History Today.

Tamerlane, or Timur, one of history's most brutal butchers, died on February 18th, 1405.

Bernhard Rieger considers how luxury liners became icons of modernity and national pride in the early decades of the twentieth century.

Simon Chaplin describes the extraordinary personal museum of the 18th-century anatomist and gentleman-dissector John Hunter, and suggests that this, and others...

In his latest article about today’s historians, Daniel Snowman meets the creator of some of the finest TV history programmes, including Auschwitz, currently being...

Britain's new Prime Minister took office on February 5th, 1855.

Julie Rugg reports on recent research done into official attitudes towards burial during the Blitz.

Yehuda Koren tells one family’s remarkable story of surviving Auschwitz.

Our annual survey of the range of options available to those wanting to pursue their historical studies at postgraduate level.

Adrian Mourby reveals the thinking behind the new Turks exhibition at the Royal Academy.

Phil Reed, Director of the new Churchill Museum, gives a personal insight into the development of the new museum housed in the Cabinet War Rooms, which opens to...

February 2nd, 1555

Rhoads Murphey reflects on a thousand years of Turkic cultural development.

Helen Rappaport on Queen Victoria, Florence Nightingale and the Post-Crimean War reputation of the woman recently voted ‘greatest black Briton’: Mary Seacole....

Judy Urquhart recalls a forgotten use of Colditz Castle after the end of the Second World War – as a prison for German aristocrats.


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