Preaching unity in 1948 on the Freedom Train.
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Previous efforts to cement national cohesion offer a model but also, says a historian, a warning.
The Lincoln Brigade Memorial in San Francisco.
For many contemporary observers, the Spanish Civil War was seen as very much of a piece with the war against Hitler and Mussolini. But then things changed. Why?
Keep Calm And Carry On: the mug.
Keep Calm and Carry On is now a pop cultural phenomenon, symbolising the famed British 'stiff upper lip'. But rather than being a nostalgic relic of a reassuring past, Keep Calm should be seen as a symbol of terror.
Elie Wiesel in 2012 after being named as one of Time Magazine’s 100 Most Influential People.
The Nobel laureate chronicled a world gone mad.
Adolf Hitler and his entourage take a stroll in Paris on June 23, 1940.
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One publisher spent over 40 years trying to profit off Hitler’s hateful tome.
The Yasakuni shrine commemorates those who are remembered for the wrong reasons.
Mourning a death is natural and necessary, but sometimes politics gets in the way of grief.
Barack Obama and Shinzō Abe at the Hiroshima Peace Memorial.
Speaking at the Hiroshima Peace Memorial, Barack Obama sounded a hopeful note – but both the US and Japan still fall short.
As the tension in the East China Sea continues to mount, Japan's militaristic conservatives are putting their country on an aggressive footing.
Dorothy Campbell with patients evacuated from Tobruk, Alexandria 1941.
Five thousand Australian nurses served during World War Two. One of them, Dorothy Campbell endured air raids and tended wounded men in freezing tents - but the war opened her eyes to a more adventurous world.
It's time for Britain to grow up, accept its place in Europe and, yes, join the euro.
Jamala has been chosen to represent Ukraine at the 2016 Eurovision contest with her song ‘1944’.
Charged with collaboration with the Nazis, in 1944, 240,000 Crimean Tartars were deported to Soviet Central Asia.
This could come to blows.
There's something every Scot should know about those caterwauling pipes.
Who do you think you are kidding?
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Many women played a role in the Home Guard, despite the fact that they weren’t strictly supposed to.
Mimoyecques, in Calais, where Hitler built his supergun.
Hitler's plan for a weapon that would outgun the allies was doomed – but one engineer has been trying to find out how it worked.
Defendants in the dock at the Nuremberg trials.
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The trials weren't perfect, but the Allies had wanted to shoot the defendants, so at least the world learned something about justice.
The Grand Mufti of Jerusalem, Amin al-Husseini, met with Adolf Hitler in 1941.
Bundesarchiv Bild 146-1987-004-09A, Amin al Husseini und Adolf Hitler" by Bundesarchiv, Bild 146-1987-004-09A / Heinrich Hoffmann
The Israeli prime minister's comments that an Arab leader convinced Hitler to carry out the Holocaust are a distortion of history.
Magda Szubanski in one of her most famous roles - Sharon Strzelecki - in Kath and Kim, with actors Gina Riley, Peter Rowsthorn, Glenn Robbins and Jane Turner.
Magda Szubanski’s engaging debut memoir, Reckoning, is an exercise in precisely that: reconciling the past. It is also a celebration of the life and career of one of our greatest comedians.
Obama and Kerry discuss the Iran nuclear deal at the White House, September 10 2015.
With the Iran deal, Obama may be repeating a famous strategic misstep from World War II.
Walter Frentz photographed Adolf Hitler strolling with German diplomat Walther Hewel in the Berchtesgaden Alps, near the dictator’s mountain home.
The timing of Hitler's home renovations coincided with his public makeover as a statesman and diplomat.
Ivan Maisky: a consummate diplomat and astute observer of events.
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Some excerpts from the diary of Ivan Maisky, the WW2 Soviet ambassador in London.