The personal testimonies of conscientious objectors do not provide easy answers.
Second World War
The Battle of Stalingrad began in August 1942, subjecting its residents to months of living hell. But few doubted that the city was worth defending; its significance to the Soviet project made it too important to abandon.
A fresh account of how Londoners responded to the impact of the Second World War.
Official secrecy and institutional rivalry obscured the achievements of two crash programmes hastily launched to teach Japanese during the Second World War.
An Essex farm built on religious and political ideals in a war-torn world.
Four historians consider the consequences of the ‘Day of Infamy’ on 7 December 1941, and whether it was the ultimate reason for Germany, Italy and Japan’s defeat.
Oradour-sur-Glane is now known as a memorial to a brutal massacre, but the lives of its inhabitants have been neglected.
The glittering career of Hella Pick, child refugee from Hitler’s Vienna and an exile in wartime Britain.
A visceral history of of American soldiers in Belgium, France and Italy, 1943-45.
Breaking into the masculine public sphere of the interwar years.