In Focus

April 2020

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Jacob Lawrence, 'Migration Series', 1940-41

Ten key moments in the boom that changed African-American culture.

Senator Barry Goldwater brought a new brand of Republicanism to American politics, writes Roger Hudson. 

The appearance of a Short Stirling Bomber near St Paul's Cathedral prompts Roger Hudson to recall the Wings for Victory campaign.

Roger Hudson describes how the ‘stiffest bridge in the world’ took shape following a railway disaster in 1897.

A photograph taken during the Great Depression prompts Roger Hudson to re-evaluate Roosevelt’s New Deal.

Roger Hudson describes advances in British military aviation technology in the years before the Second World War.

Prisoners of war are driven to their execution in a harrowing image from 1950.

Roger Hudson details the rebuilding of the world’s first theme park in south London in 1853.

'In God's hands': Charles de Gaulle delivers a speech from London in 1940.

Charles de Gaulle delivered his first speech from London on the anniversary of Waterloo.