Likely survival rates for these men were judged to be as low as 12 days, which may be why OBs were sometimes referred to as 'Suicide Bunkers'.
A scholar who studies Holocaust survivors sees an explanation for why women change their stories of sexual assault, even now in the
Demobilisation of millions after an abrupt end to war led to a political crisis 75 years ago.
Canada retooled its economy during the Second World War. We must do so again to confront the climate emergency.
Sound and its subtle, malleable possibilities for interpretation can be a valuable tool for those trying to capture pasts that have been erased, marginalised or forgotten.
The American journalist witnessed the rise of the Nazi Party in Germany. Her nuanced approach offers clues about reporting a polarised society.
In 1940, when it came to evacuating children to safety in the US and Canada, class divisions still seemed to count.
For many in former Soviet Bloc countries the desire to forget the communist past conflicts with the need to make money from dark tourism sites.
From 'islands of pain' to the 'peril of exposure,' writers have captured the fear, emptiness and despair that characterize life during the current pandemic, writes a poet and English scholar.
British newspapers were very quick to see the horrific potential of this new weapon.
Kwame Nkrumah and Ali Mazrui associated nuclear weapons with imperialism and racism, but proposed different approaches to address the problem they present.
In 1944, the former archbishop of Canterbury mounted a case to preserve the Italian abbey, renowned for centuries for scholarship and devotion, but Allied forces had just destroyed it.
After half of all European Jews were killed by the Nazis, the post-Holocaust credo of Jews around the world has been "Never again!" But there's been a surge in anti-Semitism since 2017.
The way in which the pandemic has altered the maternity experience has unexpected echoes with expectant mothers during the second world war.
Even a highly popular and respected leader can lose an election, writes a historian – especially if they don't have a plan for the future. Churchill was one of them.
We can celebrate Dame Vera while rejecting racist myths about Second World War Britain and those who seek to use Lynn to advance a xenophobic nostalgia.
As it faced imminent Nazi invasion , Britain needed heroes. The RAF provided one ready made: a fighter pilot with no legs.
The 'pots to planes' appeal in the summer of 1940 helped inspire a mass recycling effort, but problems soon emerged.
PODCAST: The fourth part of a series from The Anthill Podcast on how the world has recovered from past crises examines the aftermath of the second world war in the UK.
In many national crises, black Americans have been essential workers – but serving in crucial roles has not resulted in economic equality.