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The intriguing death of an Indian holy man in 1985 suggested that he was none other than Subhas Chandra Bose, the revolutionary and nationalist who, it is officially claimed, died in an air crash...

Postwar decolonisation in West Africa saw tensions rise between the fading imperial powers of France and Britain, according to papers recently unearthed by Kathryn Hadley.

Volume: 63 Issue: 1 2013

Andrew Boxer demonstrates the ways in which external events affected the struggles of African Americans in the 1950s and 1960s.

Issue: 70 2011

Goa fell to Indian troops on December 19th 1961.

Volume: 61 Issue: 12 2011

Carl Peter Watts estimates the importance of the different reasons for British withdrawal.

Issue: 71 2011

In 1959 Fidel Castro came to power in Cuba after a masterly campaign of guerrilla warfare. Drawing on this success, Castro and his followers, including Che Guevara, sought to spread their revolution, as Clive Foss explains.

Volume: 60 Issue: 3 2010

Football became a potent expression of Algeria’s struggle for independence, never more so than during the dramatic events that preceded the 1958 World Cup, as Martin Evans explains.

Volume: 60 Issue: 7 2010

The intriguing death of an Indian holy man in 1985 suggested that he was none other than Subhas Chandra Bose, the revolutionary and nationalist who, it is officially claimed, died in an air crash in 1945. The truth, however, is harder to find, as Hugh Purcell discovers.

Volume: 60 Issue: 11 2010

June 31st, 1959 - Richard Cavendish remembers how a former-British colony gained a long-serving leader.

Volume: 59 Issue: 6 2009

As the Roman Empire declined its leaders became interested more in personal survival than good governance. Sound familiar? Adrian Goldsworthy draws comparisons with current crises.

Volume: 59 Issue: 5 2009

This West African state was a focus of the slave trade for centuries, and the first African colony to win independence, exactly fifty years ago. Graham Gendall Norton finds lots of history to explore.

Volume: 57 Issue: 3 2007

The independent Federation of Malaya came into being on August 31st, 1957.

Volume: 57 Issue: 8 2007

Anthony Fletcher uses the papers of his artistic great-aunt, who, as a young nationalist, wrote an eyewitness account of the Easter Rising, to explore her youthful patriotism and vigorous activism.

Volume: 56 Issue: 4 2006

Jonathan Colman provides an overview of modern British Imperial History, introducing the key events and issues that students need to understand.

Issue: 55 2006

David Anderson looks at the contentious issues raised as Kenya comes to terms with the colonial past.

Volume: 55 Issue: 2 2005

The organisation which would become the poltical arm of the Irish Republican Army was founded as a nationalist pressure group on November 28th, 1905.

Volume: 55 Issue: 11 2005

On November 1st, 1954, an insurrection broke out in Algeria.

Volume: 54 Issue: 11 2004

Harold Perkin discusses the role of the extraction and distribution of surplus production in historical change, from Ancient Egypt to the 21st century.

Volume: 52 Issue: 4 2002

Dutch sovereignty was transferred to the United States of Indonesia on November 2nd, 1949.

Volume: 49 Issue: 11 1999

J.E. Spence considers the interface between ideological and geopolitical factors in the struggle for supremacy in Southern Africa.

Volume: 49 Issue: 2 1999

Cherry Barnett recalls the history of Europe’s last colonial toehold in China, as the Portuguese colony of Macao returns to rule by Beijing.

Volume: 49 Issue: 12 1999

Jean Alphonse Bernard considers the two key provinces and how they became touchstones and then powderkegs in the nationalist aspirations of both sides.

Volume: 47 Issue: 9 1997

Richard Cavendish remembers the events of May 16th, 1847.

Volume: 47 Issue: 5 1997

Martin Evans on witnesses from the Battle of Algiers, forty years on - and their contribution to the debate on contemporary history.

Volume: 47 Issue: 2 1997

Ronan Thomas takes a look at the cultures of Korea after becoming independent from Japan in 1945.

Volume: 47 Issue: 1 1997

Bernard Porter argues that the 'End of Empire' unravelled British domestic politics as well as her international outlook.

Volume: 46 Issue: 9 1996

John McLeod presents a study from the last days of the Raj of an Indian ruler who defied the stereotype of princely extravagance and self-indulgence.

Volume: 45 Issue: 12 1995

Karl Hack on the links between dams and decolonisation and the ups and downs of Anglo-Malaysian relations.

Volume: 44 Issue: 11 1994

Martin Evans looks at the aftermath of the struggle for Algerian independence from France.

Volume: 42 Issue: 7 1992

Anthony Kirk-Greene looks at the remarkably rapid 'end of empire' of Britain in Africa, and argues that perspective and objectivity can now yield a useful stocktaking.

Volume: 42 Issue: 1 1992

Martin Evans has tracked down and interviewed many of those who helped the Algerian FLN - and outlines here the links between the experience of resistance to the Nazis and the struggle against colonial rule.

Volume: 41 Issue: 7 1991

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