In October 1943 the Allies liberated the area around the infamous volcano in the Bay of Naples. Its sudden eruption in March 1944, as war in Italy raged, stretched the resources of the combined services to the limit. What followed was an exemplary emergency operation.
Second World War
Eighty years on from the height of the Battle of Britain, four historians confront the nature of this key episode in the Second World War.
The Polish volunteer who infiltrated Auschwitz.
A personal interpretation of France under two occupations, reissued as a Modern Classic.
A proud, pious aristocrat, loyal to General de Gaulle, Philippe Leclerc found a kindred soul among Britain’s wartime elite.
An admirable retelling of the traditional history of appeasement.
This episode examines the Nazi genocide through human interactions with three crime scenes.
A new book seeks to change the way we look at the Second World War by challenging three enduring myths about Britain’s involvement.
An alliance of unlike minds offered hope for the future during Europe’s darkest days.
Britain received more Marshall aid than Germany, but spent much of it propping up a delusion.