World War II


Europe’s refugee crisis: the last time round it was much, much worse

R M Douglas | 21 September 2015 | FEATURES |  
tags: Germany, refugees, World War II
Between 12 and 14 million people were expelled from their homes after World War II.


Pondering Hitler’s Legacy

George Friedman | 02 September 2015 | FEATURES |  
tags: European values, Hitler, World War II
76 years on, the unexpected consequences of Hitler's war.


How to remember Hiroshima

Zac Alstin | 06 August 2015 | FEATURES |  
tags: atomic bomb, Hiroshima, just war, World War II
Our fixation with the atom bomb distorts the historical record.


World War II and the Origins of American Unease

George Friedman | 13 May 2015 | FEATURES |  
tags: geopolitics, World War II
The US, the UK, and Russia are still acting out the lessons of the past.


When is a war crime not a war crime?

Zac Alstin | 10 March 2015 | FEATURES |  
tags: Japan, just war, war crimes, World War II
70 years since the war crime we're too ashamed to remember


Winston Churchill and his ‘black dog’ of greatness

Nassir Ghaemi | 27 January 2015 | FEATURES |  
tags: depression, Winston Churchill, World War II
Was Britain's greatest prime minister a manic depressive?


Being “nice” worked in World War II. Why not now?

Michael Cook | 12 December 2014 | FEATURES |  
tags: torture, World War II
Two legendary interrogators have lessons for the War on Terror.


Principalities and Powers: Spiritual Combat 1942-1943

Francis Phillips | 12 September 2014 | FEATURES |  
tags: book reviews, Catholic Church, World War II
World War II as a campaign against evil by defenders of the good.


On July 23, 1944, Soviet troops found 800,000 pairs of shoes

Toby Thacker | 23 July 2014 | FEATURES |  
tags: Holocaust, World War II
This was the day that the world finally realised that the horror of the extermination camps was real.


A deal with the devil

Michael Cook | 11 April 2014 | FEATURES |  
tags: ethics, Japan, United States, World War II
Why did American officials refuse to prosecute Japanese doctors who had committed horrendous crimes in World War II?


Year Zero: A History of 1945

Francis Phillips | 13 December 2013 | FEATURES |  
tags: book reviews, World War II
What happens after a war is often as painful as the war itself.


Red Love: The Story of an East German Family

Francis Phillips | 15 November 2013 | FEATURES |  
tags: book reviews, East Germany, World War II
The Berlin Wall fell in 1989 but much remains to be understood.


Not me

Francis Phillips | 04 September 2012 | FEATURES |  
tags: book reviews, Nazism, World War II
Not all Germans bent the knee before the Nazi Baal. This portrait of an ordinary but heroic man shows that some retained their integrity.


All Hell Let Loose

Francis Phillips | 30 January 2012 | FEATURES |  
tags: warfare, World War II
World War II was not a straightforward death grapple between good and evil, says an eminent military historian.


Revisionist history, for the sake of humanity

Michael Kirke | 10 December 2010 | FEATURES |  
tags: Churchill, Hitler, India, Stalin, World War II
Churchill's role in the Bengali famine of 1943, the slaughter of 40 million people caught between Stalin and Hitler, these are facts that two new books force us to face.


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