No other 20th-century American novel did quite so much to burnish Brooklyn’s reputation. But Smith rarely saw her hometown through rose-colored glasses − and even grew to resent it.
Recent events in Keyham, Plymouth, are a reminder that every year unexploded second world war-era ordinance is still found in British cities.
In addition to destroyed buildings, there’s an entire underground world – filled with untold numbers of artifacts, bones and ruins – that are exposed and damaged by the digging of trenches.
Why is there such a Russian focus on the Second World War? Because it’s used to justify authoritarian states, the rule of dictators like Putin and Belarus’s Alexander Lukashenko.
Will the Wagner Group under new leadership uphold the ruthless modus operandi that propelled it to the spotlight in Africa?
After the ravages of war, Christian Dior’s groundbreaking 1947 collection of supremely feminine designs signalled a sense of leaving the dark days behind.
The Gaza war has complicated issues in Ukraine, with Putin looking to exploit events in the Middle East to garner support among the Global South.
Liberated cities are prone to vigilante justice against those accused of conspiring with the enemy.
The unpleasant wartime reality for the Tuskegee Airmen was that, in addition to a determined enemy, they had to fight their own side for the right to serve.
The German population was transformed under Nazism into a “bystander society” – even before the conditions of wartime normalised acts of excessive violence.
The show explores the American role in the European air war with care and sensitivity.
Many young people today know little about the murder of European Jews during the Holocaust, and even less about the murder of Romani communities.
How newspapers reported the risk of war in the age of appeasement.
Recent researchers, including myself, have highlighted one particular and obvious flaw in the Kindertransport scheme: that the children were separated from their parents.
Official investigations of suspected Nazi collaborators have long closed. But families are still grappling with the hidden secrets of loved ones, a new book details.
East London’s fabled football destination is the best example of how wartime rubble was repurposed to improve the city for its residents.
Biden’s self-confidence has powered impressive achievements. But has it become too much of a good thing?
In 1943, Britons thought the war was nearly over − but another 18 months of hardship and a decade of rationing lay ahead.
The secular carol doesn’t mention Jesus, angels or wise men, while reminding listeners of what makes them not just American, but human.
Once teeming with life, many of Britain’s wartime airfields are abandoned and full of the ghostly memories.