Many women played a role in the Home Guard, despite the fact that they weren’t strictly supposed to.
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.
The trials weren't perfect, but the Allies had wanted to shoot the defendants, so at least the world learned something about justice.
The Israeli prime minister's comments that an Arab leader convinced Hitler to carry out the Holocaust are a distortion of history.
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.
With the Iran deal, Obama may be repeating a famous strategic misstep from World War II.
The timing of Hitler's home renovations coincided with his public makeover as a statesman and diplomat.
Some excerpts from the diary of Ivan Maisky, the WW2 Soviet ambassador in London.
Ivan Maisky's account of his life in London provides a detailed and personal account of life at the epicentre of the dramatic events leading to World War II.
When buildings began to rise from the ruins and the rubble, the planners missed an opportunity to create a better society.
The Slovenian band Laibach are best known for their use of fascist iconography – but they're far more subversive than this might indicate.
One ceremony on V J Day announced that the Sumatra railway had been completed, the construction of which had cost more than 80,000 lived and that 70 years later is still a little known story.
Hiroshima and Nagasaki were but two cataclysms among many: in the literal sense, they were unremarkable.
Japan has never apologised for many of the things it did during World War II – and nor does it tell its schoolchildren about them.
From the air and on the ground: the reporters who told the HIroshima and Nagasaki stories to the American public.
The average age of survivors is now 80. In five years, very few of these first-hand witnesses will be around to remember the event. Many of their stories are in danger of being lost forever.
The dogged commitment to peace that set in after the atomic bombings of Japan is in danger of disappearing for good.
John Hersey's article Hiroshima (1946) is seminal in historical and literary terms: the shocking realities of the atomic bomb demanded a new way of writing.
What Pet Should I Get? stays true to Dr Seuss' dedication to themes of universal appeal, and his deep aversion to prejudice.
The horror of the human experiments by Nazi doctors led to the Nuremberg Code but the international declaration it inspired was watered down for political purposes.