US correspondents in Britain played a big part in convincing the American public to support the British war effort.
Books were an important weapon on the home front in the second world war.
The pandemic makes it hard for the royal family to act as national figureheads as they have in past crises.
When World War II struck, the British government evacuated women to hospitals in the countryside to give birth – and the change still affects maternity care today.
Scientists studying the atmosphere found help in an unlikely place – the aerial bombing campaigns of World War Two.
Not just period pieces, the 2017 films "Dunkirk" and "Darkest Hour" shed light on the intense Brexit debate, and raise important questions about Britain’s fundamental identity.
Government learned much from the war. But today we find new throwbacks to that Blitz-era sclerosis.
As the bombs fell, people flocked to the movies.
When buildings began to rise from the ruins and the rubble, the planners missed an opportunity to create a better society.
Despite big hopes for rebuilding Coventry's manufacturing heart after the Blitz, the tale of Hillfields became one of sad decline.