The History Today Podcast: December 2011

In this month's edition of the History Today Podcast:

- Gordon Marsden, former editor of History Today and the author of Advertising: A Mad Man's World in the December issue of the magazine, talks about the Second World War origins of History Today and the adverts that helped to fund its publication in the 1950s and 1960s.  

- Greg Carleton, who wrote 1941: Sunday Lessons for our December issue, explains how the US and the Soviet Union transformed their disastrous military defeats at Pearl Harbour and Brest Fortress in 1941 into positive national narratives.

- Martin Evans discusses his latest book Algeria: France's Undeclared War about the Algerian War of Independence.

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