Exclusive footage of the clandestine bunkers from which Britain hoped to halt a Nazi invasion.
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’.
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.
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.
It’s always dangerous to put present-day events into historic perspectives. That’s especially true when political leaders have compared the coronavirus pandemic to a war effort.
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 may not have been Britain's finest hour, but was it Fleet Street's?
It was a great celebration, but not everyone was jubilant.
The United Kingdom does not have a written constitution or a specific plan for what to do if the prime minister is too ill to perform official duties.
People who support Brexit want different results from the UK's departure from the EU – and they can't all get what they want.
The U.K. prime minister sought to suppress Parliamentary opponents, saying he – not they – represents the will of the British people. It put Queen Elizabeth II in a real bind.
A complicated man who some would cast as a simple answer to complex times.
Brexit has stimulated the debate about the net economic benefits of EU membership. New findings show these are not clearly positive.
Meeting with heads of state has become routine for presidents, but Trump’s way with words and gestures rattles many in the diplomatic community. The biggest concern is his sweet talk to dictators.
100 years after the end of World War I, some of its brutal lessons.
For black South Africans, the hard lesson was the same as it had been during the Boer war: support for Britain would bring few rewards.
The author of First You Write a Sentence makes a strong case for the humble full stop.
Business scholars have found that our physical environment can influence us in a variety of surprising ways – including by prompting us to engage in riskier behavior depending on elevation.
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.