In Focus

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.

St Pancras

A photograph of 1867 which shows the construction of one of the glories of Victorian architecture.

Roger Hudson visits the Belfast shipyard in 1911, where the Titanic and her sister ships, Britannic and Olympic were constructed.

Roger Hudson on a photograph taken in the Krupp works, Essen in 1861, signalling the arrival of a new industrial force in Europe.