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Second World War


How Moon landings projected US power

How Moon landings projected US power Were moon landings a giant leap forward for humanity, or the culmination of a growing Cold War? Gabby Thorpe boldly goes in search of the legacy of the space race

The politics of the D-Day landings

The politics of the D-Day landings As the 75th anniversary of the D-Day landings sees politicians commemorate the events Tomáš Tengely-Evans looks at the horrific reality of the Second World War

The Captain film points a finger at trappings of authority

The Captain film points a finger at trappings of authority It’s two weeks before the end of the Second World War and the German army is disintegrating.

Dunkirk and an empire in decline

Dunkirk and an empire in decline The establishment claims the evacuation of the British Expeditionary Force (BEF) at Dunkirk was an example of people pulling together in the national interest.

Fighting on All Fronts—resisting the slaughter of war across the world

Fighting on All Fronts—resisting the slaughter of war across the world Donny Gluckstein writes on the new book he has edited on those who fought both against imperialism and fascism during the Second World War

Paris was liberated by revolt in August 1944

Paris was liberated by revolt in August 1944 Striking workers and the French Resistance rose up to free Paris from Nazi occupation in 1944—before allied troops arrived, author Matthew Cobb tells Sarah Ensor

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