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Alex von Tunzelmann

‘Blowing mutinous Sepoys from the guns’, India, 1858. (Courtesy Ann S. K. Brown Military Collection, Brown University Library) In 1963 the publican...

The British Empire is not the first – nor last – great power to see its icons crumble.

Alex von Tunzelmann reassesses a two-part article on the troubled relationship between the United States and Cuba, published in History Today 50 years ago in the wake of the Bay of Pigs invasion.