For much of the country’s history, Americans won their wars decisively, with the complete surrender of enemy forces and the home front’s perception of total victory.
Demobilisation of millions after an abrupt end to war led to a political crisis 75 years ago.
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.
From Brexit to coroanvirus, Britain keeps looking to the second world war and its spirit as a way to get through. However, the ideas of the period are not so close to the truth.
It was a great celebration, but not everyone was jubilant.
The country’s national interest and human rights remain the two topics bedevilling South Africa’s foreign policy.
A historian reflects on the meaning of an aunt’s rural and war-time memoir, flagged for her attention when she was aged 13 by the then-81-year-old elder.
Historians attribute the Coalition’s election victory in 1949 to issues like bank nationalisation and the Communist Party. But the decisive issue was petrol rationing.
Though it causes great personal pain, Hiroshima’s last remaining orphans still want the world to hear their stories, 75 years on.
On the 77th anniversary of the bombing of Pearl Harbor, it is worth remembering how it provided America with an unparalleled position of power following the second world war.
In the early 1900s, young Frenchman Jean Monnet travelled Canada and was inspired by its unique form of federalism. It helped fuel his interest in a unified Europe and a transatlantic community.