Taylor Downing

Daniel Todman is a first-rate military historian, but in Britain’s War he has written an economic and social history, as well as a...

I am naturally suspicious of any book that sells itself by claiming to tell the story of a secret unit ‘that changed the course of the First World...

The publishing boom in Holocaust Studies continues. After the publication of several titles last year, there is also the late David Cesarani’s...

With the BBC Charter renewal in the news, Taylor Downing recommends studies of the institution’s past, present and future.

Head Hunters begins with a journey. A group of young Cambridge scientists embarks on an expedition to the Australasian islands of the...

After 70 years, a visual record of the liberation of Belsen has been restored.

Hitler loved the movies. He watched a film every night after dinner with his entourage. Across the pond, Hollywood saw Germany as one of its...

Taylor Downing looks at the making of the pioneering television series that launched BBC2 and marked the 50th anniversary of the First World War.

The year 2013 will be remembered for the revelations of the incredible scale of Internet surveillance maintained by the National Security Agency...