In the November Issue of History Today

In the November edition of History Today we turn to look back at the First World War. Clive Emsley investigates the changing attitudes towards the British army's Field Punishment No.1, condemned as a 'Hun-like torture' for its use against patriotic volunteers, while Panikos Panayi considers the experience of the many Germans, civilians and soldiers, interned by the British during the 1914-18 conflict. And in the first of a new series examining global perspectives on the origins of the Great War, Richard C. Hall visits the Balkans.

Also in this issue:

  • Tim Stanley describes the evolution of the American nuclear family since the 1950s and finds that it continues to influence US politics and culture;
  • Michael Mulryan argues that it was Emperor Constantine’s earlier victory at Verona in 312, rather than the Battle of Milvian Bridge, that was the real turning point for the future of Christianity;
  • Chandak Sengoopta introduces the Rays of Calcutta, predecessors of the film-maker Satyajit Ray, and their significant contributions to modern India;
  • Ian Mortimer champions the achievements of Edward III ‘England’s greatest king’;
  • James Barker recalls an SOE mission in November 1942 that united Greeks on the Left and Right;
  • and Gyanesh Kudaisya wonders if the participants in the Sino-Indian War of 1962 are ready to come to terms with the past.

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