Taylor Downing

Bernard Brodie, one of the leading figures in the development of nuclear strategy, known as the ‘American Clausewitz’, wrote in the year after the...
I am naturally suspicious of any book that sells itself by claiming to tell the story of a secret unit ‘that changed the course of the First World...
The publishing boom in Holocaust Studies continues. After the publication of several titles last year, there is also the late David Cesarani’s ...

With the BBC Charter renewal in the news, Taylor Downing recommends studies of the institution’s past, present and future.

Head Hunters begins with a journey. A group of young Cambridge scientists embarks on an expedition to the Australasian islands of the...
This book was the winner of the Longman- History Today Book Prize 2015 In the Second World War the BBC broadcast in 43 languages and won...

After 70 years, a visual record of the liberation of Belsen has been restored.

Taylor Downing looks at the making of the pioneering television series that launched BBC2 and marked the 50th anniversary of the First World War.

During the First World War, the Nobel Prize-winning scientist William Lawrence Bragg devised a system to locate enemy guns, which made a dramatic impact on the Allied war effort and beyond, says Taylor Downing.

This month marks the 40th anniversary of one of television’s greatest history documentary series. Taylor Downing celebrates The World at War.