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EDITOR'S CHOICE

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

When the England football team visited Germany in May 1938, diplomatic protocol resulted in the team giving a Nazi salute, writes Trevor Fisher.

Volume: 60 Issue: 6 2010

Robert Pearce examines the factors that led to Prussia's victory in the German civil war of 1866.

Issue: 66 2010

Giles MacDonogh visits the History Today archive to examine Nancy Mitford’s 1968 article on one of the ‘oddest’ biographies ever written, Thomas Carlyle’s massive study of Frederick the Great.

Volume: 60 Issue: 4 2010

Richard Cavendish remembers January 13th 1935.

Volume: 60 Issue: 1 2010

When the Berlin Wall came down in 1989 two German nations became one for the first time in almost half a century. Paul Betts looks at the further consequences of the collapse of Soviet Communism.

Volume: 59 Issue 10 2009

Roger Moorhouse takes issue with the secular sainthood bestowed on Claus von Stauffenberg, subject of the film Valkyrie.

Volume: 59 Issue: 1 2009

A spate of recent films suggest that the scars of Germany’s history show little sign of healing. Markus Bauer reports.

Volume: 59 Issue: 1 2009

Mark Bryant on how French cartoonists of the 1870s responded to national humiliation at the hands of a beligerent Prussia.

Volume: 59 Issue: 2 2009

A subject and servant of Europe’s most cosmopolitan empire, the composer Joseph Haydn played an important role in the emergence of German cultural nationalism during the 18th and 19th centuries, writes Tim Blanning.

Volume: 59 Issue: 5 2009

Nick Smart scrutinises Chamberlain's foreign policy and the historiography of appeasement.

Issue: 65 2009

The German army’s training, discipline and Blitzkrieg tactics – directed by the supremely confident Führer – swept away Polish resistance in 1939. It took the shell-shocked Allies another three years to catch up, writes Andrew Roberts.

Volume: 59 Issue 9 2009

Richard Overy examines recent analyses of how Europe became embroiled in major conflict just two decades after the trauma of the Great War and we look at events and broadcasts commemorating September 1939. 

Volume: 59 Issue 9 2009

Russell Tarr sees similarities but also important contrasts in the foreign policies of Nazi Germany and Fascist Italy

Issue: 65 2009

Richard Cavendish records how Germany sank its own navy in the aftermath of the First World War.

Volume: 59 Issue: 6 2009

Simon Lemieux examines examples of German Protestant propaganda.

Issue: 65 2009

Robert Pearce recommends a first-hand account of the Third Reich.

Issue: 63 2009

Patricia Cleveland-Peck visits Tempelhof which is about to close for ever as an airport.

Volume: 58 Issue: 10 2008

Robert Pearce investigates the career of the Third Reich’s ‘evil genius’.

Issue: 61 2008

Ken Rise explains the process by which Hitler’s will became the law in Nazi Germany.

Issue: 60 2008

Germany's new Chancellor took power on January 30th, 1933.

Volume: 58 Issue: 1 2008

The agreement permitting Germany's annexation of the Sudetenland was signed on Sept 29, 1938.

2008
January 5th 1919
Volume: 59 Issue: 1 2008

Why is the sordid murder of Horst Wessel, a young Nazi storm troop leader in Berlin in early 1930, so important? Nigel Jones recalls his death and the black legend that sprang from it.

Volume: 57 Issue: 10 2007

Andrew Boxer considers explanations for France’s disastrous foreign policy between the wars.

Issue: 59 2007

Alan Farmer assesses the personal responsibility of the Führer

Issue: 58 2007

Robert Carr dissects a book frequently referred to but seldom read.

Issue: 57 2007

Richard Cavendish recalls May 17th, 1257.

Volume: 57 Issue: 5 2007

Jörg Friedrich’s horrifying account of the Allied bombing raids caused a stir on its first publication in Germany. Now it has been translated into English, and York Membery has canvassed some leading British historians for their views.

Volume: 57 Issue: 1 2007

The Berlin Wall was a tangible symbol of the suppression of human rights by the Eastern bloc during the Cold War, but Frederick Taylor asks whether it was more convenient to the Western democracies than their rhetoric suggested.

Volume: 57 Issue: 2 2007

Did Hitler intend to provoke a general war over Poland in September 1939 or was it a serious miscalculation? Adam Tooze examines the views of leading historians before offering his own, new, interpretation of the decisions and events in Germany that ignited the Second World War.

Volume: 56 Issue: 11 2006

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