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EDITOR'S CHOICE

Michael Mullett defines the Theses' role in the Lutheran Reformation.

The court martial and acquittal of a senior British Intelligence officer accused of presiding over abuses of German prisoners during the Second World War highlights failings in intelligence policy and accountability, says Simona Tobia.

Volume: 64 Issue: 1 2014

Nigel Jones on the redemption sought by the assassin of Weimar Germany’s foreign minister.

Volume: 63 Issue: 7 2013

Though they are often seen as polar opposites,the architect of modern Germany and the great British Liberal statesman shared more in common than one might think. Roland Quinault draws comparisons.

Volume: 63 Issue: 11 2013

The ruthless archbishop died on May 15th, AD 913.

Volume: 63 Issue: 5 2013

The indiscriminate use of ‘Nazi’ to describe anything to do with German institutions and policies during Hitler’s dictatorship creates a false historical understanding, says Richard Overy.

Volume: 63 Issue: 5 2013

Benjamin Ziemann examines the enigma of Karl Mayr, the reclusive army officer who nurtured Adolf Hitler’s early political career and participated in the Kapp Putsch of 1920, only to join the Reichsbanner,  the million-strong social democrat group devoted to defending the Weimar Republic.

Volume: 63 Issue: 1 2013

Yvonne Sherratt explores the ways in which Adolf Hitler attempted to appropriate the ideas of some of Germany’s greatest thinkers during his brief incarceration in 1924.

Volume: 63 Issue: 4 2013

Peering through the pines, a German cycle company of the First World War is captured on camera. Roger Hudson explains.

Volume: 63 Issue: 6 2013

The Dambusters Raid is one of the best known operations of the Second World War. But, as James Holland explains, the development of the ‘bouncing bomb’ took place against a background of bitter rivalry between the armed services.

Volume: 63 Issue: 6 2013

The German First World War commander Paul von Lettow-Vorbeck has been described as the 20th century’s greatest guerrilla leader for his undefeated campaign in East Africa. Is the legend justified? Dan Whitaker considers the wider picture.

Volume: 63 Issue: 2 2013

The history of the Bayreuth Festival, the annual celebration of the music of Richard Wagner, is mired in controversy and scandal, as Mark Ronan reports.

Volume: 63 Issue: 12 2013

The future emperor was born on August 31st, AD 12.

Volume: 62 Issue: 8 2012

As the Eurozone countries wrestle with the fate of the single currency, Mark Ronan discovers parallels in Wagner’s Ring cycle.

Volume: 62 Issue: 7 2012

Hitler's future companion was born in Munich on February 6th 1912.

Volume: 62 Issue: 2 2012

Frederick the Great, the man who made Prussia a leading European power, was born on January 24th, 1712.

Volume: 62 Issue: 1 2012

Albert Speer’s plan to transform Berlin into the capital of a 1,000-year Reich would have created a vast monument to misanthropy, as Roger Moorhouse explains.

Volume: 62 Issue: 3 2012

As a boy growing up in Munich Edgar Feuchtwanger witnessed the rise of Germany’s dictator at extraordinarily close range.

Volume: 62 Issue: 6 2012

Keith Lowe on the dilemmas faced by a victorious but financially ruined Britain in its dealings with postwar Germany.

Volume: 62 Issue: 2 2012

Mayer Amschel Rothschild died on September 19th 1812.

Volume: 62 Issue: 9 2012

A landmark in folklore was published on December 20th, 1812.

Volume: 62 Issue: 12 2012

King George V and Kaiser Wilhelm II pose together in 1912. However, the Kaiser had mixed feelings towards Britain and the First World War broke out two years later.

Volume: 61 Issue: 12 2011

Tim Grady on postwar Germany’s attempts to remember the contribution made by its Jewish combatants in the First World War.

Volume: 61 Issue: 11 2011

What was it like to grow up in Nazi Germany in a family quietly opposed to National Socialism? Giles Milton describes one boy’s experience.

Volume: 61 Issue: 3 2011

The creation of the modern unified German state in January 1871 constitutes the greatest diplomatic and political achievement of any leader of the last two centuries; but it was effected at a huge personal and political price, argues Jonathan Steinberg.

Volume: 61 Issue: 2 2011

The idea that the German foreign office during the Nazi period was a stronghold of traditional, aristocratic values is no longer tenable according to recent research, as Markus Bauer reports.

Volume: 61 Issue: 9 2011

Chris Wickham revisits an article by J.B.Morrall, first published in History Today in 1959, on the strange, shortlived emperor who in the tenth century sought to rule the lands we now call Germany and Italy.

Volume: 61 Issue: 2 2011

Michael Bloch tells the story of one of the more unusual dynasties related to the Windsors.

Volume: 61 Issue: 4 2011

Richard Cavendish describes how Adolf Eichmann was captured in Argentina on May 11th, 1960.

Volume: 60 Issue: 5 2010

As the daily life of Berlin's Jews became even more difficult under the Nazi regime, rumour and hearsay grew about the fate of those 'evacuated' to the east. How much, asks Roger Moorhouse, did ordinary Berliners know about the fate of their neighbours and was the Holocaust literally unimaginable to the German capital's ordinary citizens, Gentile or Jew?

Volume: 60 Issue: 9 2010

Graham Darby points to common errors and omissions that should be avoided.

Issue: 67 2010

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