Both before, during and after conflict, wars have shaped the creation of welfare states.
The Soviet programme of building war memorials in Eastern Bloc countries was a bid to win the hearts and minds of future generations.
Nazi, fascist, ultra right-wing - these terms seem to be bandied about a lot these days. But what do they really mean?
When black American troops stationed in an English town faced off against white US Army military police.
During World War II, many Anglo-Italians who had come to the UK as economic migrants, were interned as 'enemy aliens' – and some deported.
As the England World Cup team get set to debut in Volgograd it's apt to reflect on an Anglo-Russian relationship that has endured tumultuous political times.
For 30 years, it’s been the best-selling vehicle in the US.
During the war, few Americans actually saw the 'Rosie the Riveter' poster that's become a cultural icon.
The science behind the famous World War II attack masterminded by Barnes Wallis.
Australian scientist Mark Oliphant helped push the development of nuclear weapons during World War II but later riled at US attempts to keep the UK and others out of the nuclear arms race.
Gina Haspel is in hot water over the CIA's use of 'enhanced interrogation techniques'. And in decades past, the US imprisoned people for using the same methods.
Recent historical research has revealed that after the Nazis surrendered at end the Second World War, thousands of German women were raped by Allied forces.
Could the 1942 Battle of the Coral Sea between American and Japanese aircraft carriers have turned out differently?
The controversial German film-maker was celebrated for her groundbreaking work, but the fact remains she was a prominent Nazi propagandist.
Raising U-3523 wouldn't be worth the incredible cost.
The Broadway hit offered an escape from the anxieties of World War II. But the America it portrayed – unified, patriotic and white – rings hollow today.
Wrecks like the recently discovered USS Juneau reveal much about combat on the oceans.
The effects of war, economic tension and accidental deaths have been mitigated by a sport that both cultures treasure.
Not just period pieces, the 2017 films "Dunkirk" and "Darkest Hour" shed light on the intense Brexit debate, and raise important questions about Britain’s fundamental identity.
In the 1940s, the renowned Anglo-Australian artist became an outlaw just like his most famous subject, Ned Kelly.