Myths of History: The Battle of Britain (July -October 1940)

After the defeat of France in June 1940, Britain alone and faced the might of the armed forces of...

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At War with Donald Duck

During the Second World War, Walt Disney became closely associated with the American propaganda effort. One character in particular...

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“Operation Barbarossa” June – December 1941: Why it Failed

At 3.15 am in the morning on Sunday June 22nd 1941, Adolf Hitler launched “Operation Barbarossa”- the invasion of...

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‘British Reserved, Not Unfriendly’ : Instructions for American Servicemen in Britain during the Second World War

When American forces disembarked on British shores in 1942, each soldier was issued with a seven-page pamphlet by the...

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England’s Front Line: the evolution of Dover Castle through the centuries

Not many historical buildings have had such a varied history as Dover Castle, which has marked the front line...

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An Extremely Exciting Time”: children’s positive experiences in Second World War Britain

When discussing British children’s lives during the Second World War, people’s minds usually jump to negative experiences, which are...

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Conflicting Collective Memories: Why do the British remember the World Wars so differently?

The First and Second World Wars are two of the most widespread, devastating conflicts ever seen. However, despite the...

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