Second World War

Mihir Bose challenges the perception of Winston Churchill as a demi-god who was essential to Britain's war effort.

Even against the prodigious catalogue of human criminality that so tarnished the European experience over the course of the last century, the...

The Nazis believed that Islamic forces would prove crucial wartime allies. But, as David Motadel shows, the Muslim world was unwilling to be swayed by the Third Reich's advances.

In this volume, Rolf-Dieter Müller, former director of research at the German Military History Research Office, sets out to undermine what he...

On the anniversary of its dramatic sinking, Philip Weir revisits the controversy surrounding the mysterious events of that fateful day.

Roger Hudson detailes how 122,000 French troops were evacuated from Dunkirk to Britain in May 1940. 

Larry Gragg investigates the evidence behind ‘Bugsy Siegels claim that he planned to kill the high-ranking Nazi in 1939.

Andrew Stewart investigates the forgotten role of those ‘ideal soldiers of democracy’, troops from Canada, Australia, New Zealand and South Africa, who arrived to defend Britain from invasion.

A report from the Imperial War Museum's seminar on the anniversary of the liberation of the Bergen-Belsen camp in April 1945.

‘In wartime’, Churchill remarked to Stalin during the Tehran conference of November 1943, ‘truth is so precious...



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