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Issue 49 September 2004

F.J. Stapleton stresses that we need to apply as well as understand historiography to assess the impact of the Sondwerg Theory on German Kaiserrich Historiography.

John Etty charts the complex, and highly significant, relationship between Lenin and Stalin.

John Spicer judges that slavery was the key factor in producing the conflict.

Local Defence Volunteers: The first manned Local Defence Volunteers (LDV) post in central London. The men pictured are being inspected by General Nation and Major Hughman.

Stephen Cullen reassesses the role of ‘Dad’s Army’.

Graham Goodlad asks whether Lord Salisbury deserves his reputation as one of the great Victorian Prime Ministers.

Is it history or fiction? Is it better than both, or worse than either? Robert Pearce wrestles with these questions.

Philip Pedley sees fateful flaws in a famous agreement.

Vincent Barnett argues that surface differences should not cover up deep-seated similarities.

Pauline Croft analyses the causes and traces the consequences of a momentous Treaty.

Edward Falshaw completes his survey of questions on contemporary Britain.