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Volume: 58 Issue: 1

Contents of History Today, January 2008

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Mark Bryant looks at the cartoons published in imperial Japan during the Second World War.

Suzanne Bardgett, director of the Holocaust Exhibition at the Imperial War Museum, reports on this ambitious new facility which opened in October.

York Membery remembers John By, the brilliant British military engineer responsible for building the 175-year-old Rideau Canal.

The ill-suited couple were wed on January 25th, 1308.

A.S.H. Smyth witnesses the first Meskel Festival of Ethiopia’s Third Millennium, in the ancient capital of Gonder.

The History Today Film of the Year award has been awarded to the 60-minute documentary Hungary 1956: Our Revolution, written, directed and produced by Mark Kidel...

The other day a cousin I rarely see came to lunch, bringing with her the tree of my mother’s family which she has been researching; she had managed to get back to the...

Germany's new Chancellor took power on January 30th, 1933.

Nigel Jones reviews a book on Cold War history by Patrick Wright.

Burma became independent sixty years ago this month. Ben Morris asks if Britain could have done more for this unhappy country.

The editor answers your correspondence.

Glen Jeansonne and David Luhrssen describe how the pioneer aviator Charles Lindbergh was increasingly disturbed by the tension between technology and its impact on...

Caroline Lawrence, author of the popular Roman Mysteries books, explains how the ancient world first grabbed her attention.

Gandhi was shot on January 30th, 1948, aged seventy-eight, by the Hindu fanatic Nathuram Godse.

Report by H.F. Ito a Japanese born close to Hiroshima In 1942, now living in France, on a conference held in December 2007 in Nanjing to commemorate the massacre of...

A.D. Harvey reviews a history of the Napoleonic Wars.

Rosalind Crone introduces a database of readers and reading habits since 1450.

Richard Cavendish remembers how France took Calais, the last continental possession of England, on January 7th, 1558.

Nicholas Orme reviews a book by Charles Nicholl

Mark Juddery introduces The Story of the Kelly Gang, possibly the first-ever feature film, now largely lost, that was made a hundred years ago in...

Peter Furtado finds out how hundreds of local historical initiatives are changing the political and cultural climate of Northern Ireland.

Ian J. Bickerton and Kenneth J. Hagan argue that, contrary to Clausewitz’ view of war as a means for achieving political ends, the United States’ participation in...

Jerome Kuehl reviews two books on the Second World War

John Styles considers whether the fashion for wearing pocket-watches flourished among working men in the eighteenth century because it was stylish, because they...

Helen Rappaport visits the town on the Russian-Siberian border that has become a focus for Romanov pilgrimage.

Gordon Brown’s promised written constitution – if it happens – won’t be the first in British history, as Patrick Little reminds us.

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