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By Paul Lay
Published 16 October 2013
Paul Lay recounts a trip to the site of Treblinka.
By Dean Nicholas
Published 15 October 2013
The German airship completes its first transatlantic voyage.
Published 9 October 2013
Newsreel footage of the moment the king of Yugoslavia was shot dead in Marseille on October 9th, 1934.
Published 4 October 2013
Charles Emmerson discusses Russia on the eve of the First World War and argues that, had it not been for the conflict, the country's fortunes would have taken a different turn.
Published 23 September 2013
Newsreel footage of Russia in the years before the First World War.
Published 11 September 2013
Despite his relative importance, Oliver Cromwell is rarely discussed outside of academic circles. It wasn't always so, argues Paul Lay.
By Rob Murray
Published 28 August 2013
The latest in Rob Murray's series of Alternative History cartoons.
By James Arnold
Published 21 August 2013
The strange fate of the composer André-Ernest-Modeste Grétry’s heart following his death.
Published 14 August 2013
An interactive infographic on the history of the train.
Published 8 August 2013
History Today editor Paul Lay considers the finest history books of the first half of 2013.
Published 31 July 2013
Paul Lay on the rise of 'big history'.
Published 25 July 2013
An alternative history cartoon by Rob Murray.
By Alexander Lee
Published 22 July 2013
Alexander Lee shows that Belgium’s new king will have to learn the lessons of the past.
Published 17 July 2013
Footage of the Tsar Bomba nuclear test in 1960.