Volume 41 Issue 7 July 1991

The Navajo Code Talkers and the Pacific War

During the Second World War, Navajo soldiers drafted into the Marines were much like ordinary recruits, with one exception: they were to create and use an unbreakable military code using their native language.

The Pity of War

John Crossland uncovers a conspiracy of silence from the records of Britain's First World War court-martial victims.

Hard Times?

Harvey Kaye cautions against too-hurried a dispatch of Marx's class and sociological insights to the 'dustbin of history'.

The Myth of the English Reformation

The ambiguous nature of the Reformation settlement in England has often taxed historians. Diarmaid MacCulloch casts a critical eye over the evidence for a 16th-century half-way house between Catholic and Protestant.