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Nigel Jones

Churchill and Hitler painted scenes of the Western Front while in remarkably close proximity to one another.

The world of Wilkie Collins and mid-Victorian London.

An eye-witness account of the Spanish Civil War.

Nigel Jones on the redemption sought by the assassin of Weimar Germany’s foreign minister.

The truth behind the propaganda of the 'ideal Nazi hero'.

What do the bugged conversations of German prisoners of war reveal about Nazi Germany?

A definitve biography of the "whey-faced master of terror" that is unlikely to be bettered.

A thorough and dispassionate history of a conflict which has a grim topicality for our times.

Nigel Jones traces the chequered history of European referendums and asks why they appeal as much to dictators as to democrats.

Nigel Jones considers a new book on the mère et père of all Gallic scandals, the Dreyfus affair.

After this month's terrible terrorist attack, Nigel Jones reflects on a part of France in which the beauty of the landscape is inversely proportional to the mass violence it has witnessed throughout history.

Intelligence is the hidden hand of history, as three new books demonstrate.

What was behind Colonel Thomas Blood’s failed attempt to steal the Crown Jewels during the cash-strapped reign of Charles II and how did he survive such a treasonable act? Nigel Jones questions the motives of a notorious 17th-century schemer.

Nigel Jones reviews a fascinating if flawed account of Hitler's years in the German army between 1914 and 1920.

Nigel Jones reviews a book on the lives of ordinary Berliners during the Second World War.

The innocence of France’s Captain Dreyfus – a Jewish officer incarcerated on Devil’s Island after he was accused of spying for Germany – has long been established. But was there a real traitor? And what part did Oscar Wilde play in the murky affair? Nigel Jones investigates.

Nigel Jones celebrates a great humanitarian who navigated the perilous paths between good and evil, a mission that was to cost him his life.

Nigel Jones reviews a first-rate account of the rivalry between Stalin and Trotsky

As Europe polarised between Right and Left in the 1930s, many artists and authors nailed their reputations to either extreme. Others, says Nigel Jones, took refuge in the ‘inner emigration’ of silence. Even in stable Britain, writers felt compelled to take a stand – often in the service of the secret state.
 Nigel Jones reviews a fitting tribute to the British Tommy in this oral history of the last year of the First World War.
 Nigel Jones explores a book on a First World War poet.

Adam Zamoyski’s latest book about his ancestral homeland tells of a brief, largely forgotten, exception to the melancholy catalogue of Polish defeats.

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

Why is the sordid murder of Horst Wessel, a young Nazi storm troop leader in Berlin in early 1930, so important? Nigel Jones recalls his death and the black legend that sprang from it.

A review of the latest book on how war is remembered from Jay Winter.

Nigel Jones reviews a work on the Great War.

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