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Chris Millington examines a period of bitter political division in France, dating from the 1930s and coinciding with the Nazi Occupation, which raises questions about the nature and roots of French fascism.

Volume: 64 Issue: 3 2014

The issues raised by Philip Morgan in a 2007 article on Italian Fascism have been rekindled, says Christopher Duggan.

Volume: 63 Issue: 12 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

The recent killing of a French teenager by fascist sympathisers recalls the tensions and divisions of the 1930s, says Chris Millington.

Volume: 63 Issue: 8 2013

Chris Millington says we shouldn’t be surprised by the Front national’s show of strength in the recent French elections.

Volume: 62 Issue: 6 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

Italian Fascist scouts meet a member of the Hitler Youth in Padua, October 1940: a picture explained by Roger Hudson.

Volume: 62 Issue: 1 2012

Ramona Wadi reports on the continuing struggle to shed light on the death in 1973 of the Chilean singer and political activist Victor Jara.

Volume: 62 Issue: 5 2012

The 50th anniversary of the trial and execution of the Final Solution’s master bureaucrat has inspired a number of books, exhibitions and films. David Cesarani assesses their contribution to our understanding of both the event and the man.

Volume: 61 Issue: 7 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

Seventy-five years on, the Battle of Cable Street still holds a proud place in anti-fascist memory, considered a decisive victory against the far right. In fact, the event boosted domestic fascism and antisemitism and made life far more unpleasant for its Jewish victims, explains Daniel Tilles.

Volume: 61 Issue: 10 2011

Stephen Gundle, joint curator of a current exhibition on anti-Fascist art and the decline of the cult of Mussolini, examines the political demise and commercial rebirth of the Italian dictator.

Volume: 60 Issue: 10 2010

Kathryn Hadley joins a group of schoolteachers and police officers in an innovative project that seeks ways to better understand the Holocaust.

Volume: 60 Issue: 9 2010

In the years leading up to the Second World War, France was riven by political division as extremes of left and right vied for power. Annette Finley-Croswhite and Gayle K. Brunelle tell the tragic and mysterious story of Laetitia Toureaux, a young woman swept up in the violent passions of the time.

Volume: 60 Issue: 1 2010

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 career of Mussolini’s forerunner

Issue: 64 2009

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

Issue: 65 2009

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

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

Julius Ruiz evaluates Franco’s role during the conflict.

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

Thomas Meakin asks to what extent Italian Fascism represented a triumph of style over substance.

Issue: 59 2007

Paul Preston remembers the journalist and Basque sympathizer who broke the news of the bombing of Guernica, and whose impassioned reports from the front in the Spanish Civil War did much to draw the attention of the world to the conflict.

Volume: 57 Issue: 5 2007

F.G. Stapleton highlights the key role played by the Italian King in the Rise of Mussolini.

Issue: 58 2007

Brian Girvin explains the tensions between the Irish government and many of the Irish people in their attitudes to the war against Nazism.

Volume: 56 Issue: 3 2006

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

F.G. Stapleton seeks to understand why the Pontiff of 1939-58 has been called ‘Hitler’s Pope’.

Issue: 56 2006

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