Comparisons with the second world war are usually unhelpful – but the crisis changed UK nursing for the better. The pandemic offers a similar chance to rethink nursing is provided.
In the 1980s, CSIRO and its university collaborators set into motion a chain of events that would lead to the production of relenza, the first drug to successfully treat the flu.
A Royal Air Force De Havilland MosquitoI in flight on September 30 1944.
The second world war offers a possible blueprint for confronting the ventilator challenge.
Roll call at the Buchenwald concentration camp.
The Never Again Education Act is meant to make Holocaust education more prominent in America's schools. A scholar of Holocaust studies explains why that's necessary.
Jojo’s allegiances in the film are split between an imagined friends and a real hideaway.
A Disney Hitler comedy by the director of Hunt for the Wilderpeople tests the line between funny and Führer.
Winston Churchill, Joseph Stalin and Franklin D Roosevelt at the Yalta Conference, 1945.
New research suggests people from Germany, Russia, the UK and US all think their own country was the most important in World War II.
The burial of some of the Japanese prisoners of war who lost their lives in the mass outbreak from B Camp, (the Japanese section), at No. 12 Prisoner Of War compound in the early hours of August 5, 1944.
Australian War Memorial (073487)
It's one of the largest prison escapes in world history and it's through fiction we can understand the tragedy, from both an Australian and Japanese perspective.
A bathymetric map showing SS Iron Crown on the sea floor.
Finding the wreck of SS Iron Crown, lost underwater for more than 70 years, was the (relatively) easy part. It's what we can learn from now on that's the challenge.
Christmas hard tack biscuit: Boer War. Australian War Memorial. Accession Number: REL/10747.
Courtesy of the Australian War Memorial
Army ration biscuits known as 'Anzac tiles' were durable but bland - as Australian war archives show, they served as stationery, Christmas cards and as the basis of art.
Berlin Wall, 1988. The fall of the Berlin Wall signifies the end of the Cold War and the victory of liberal democratic values.
Though the fall of the Berlin Wall did not bring along the utopia many had hoped for, it is a symbolic moment for the victors of the Cold War.
The horrific incarceration of European Jews during WWII should never be forgotten, particularly when we need to solve contemporary genocide and forced migration issues.
6 million Jews were killed in the Holocaust. What happened then, and how we can keep to the promise – “never again”?
Understanding the first world war is an exercise in comprehending the depth of human commitment to destruction, violence and resilience at a scale never experienced before 1914.
More than 16 million people lost their lives in world war one. Over a century later, we are still asking – for what?
The stern of HMAS Sydney.
Courtesy of Curtin University and WA Museum. © WA Museum
More than 48 shipwrecks have been illicitly salvaged - and the figure may be much higher. Museums can play a key role in the protection of these wrecks, alongside strategic recovery and legislative steps.
Tuskegee Airmen and P-47.
San Diego Air & Space Museum Archives
What WWII-era African-American protests reveal about the historical relationship between Nazism and white supremacy in the United States.
‘Damenkneipe,’ or ‘Ladies’ Saloon,’ painted by Rudolf Schlichter in 1923. In 1937, many of his paintings were destroyed by the Nazis as ‘degenerate art.’
The 1920s and early ‘30's looked like the beginning of the end for centuries of gay intolerance. Then came fascism and the Nazis.
German prisoners of war helped to construct the road leading to Wembley stadium in 1948.
... and why their treatment angered human rights campaigners at the time.
A 91-year-old radio operator from Auschwitz death camp has been charged as an accessory to the murder of 260,000 inmates of the notorious death camp.
Reconciliation by Josefina de Vasconcellos at Coventry Cathedral, first conceived in the aftermath of the war.
Despite big hopes for rebuilding Coventry's manufacturing heart after the Blitz, the tale of Hillfields became one of sad decline.
Israelis protest for Jonathan Pollard’s release.
A group of American airmen broke US laws and evaded the FBI to support the nascent country of Israel in 1948. We should consider them heroes. Jonathan Pollard -- not so much.
British foreign secretary Anthony Eden having a confidential chat with Soviet ambassador Ivan Maisky.
The Scheffer-Voskressenski family.
Ivan Maisky was Russia's ambassador to the Court of St James from 1932 to 1943. By charming his way into Britain's inner circles he arguably passed on more secrets than the infamous Cambridge Five.