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Five Nights to Malta: Operation Pedestal

Five Nights to Malta: Operation Pedestal

The convoy to Malta in August 1942 was vital in sustaining its resistance. Over five days, Royal Navy and Merchant ships were torpedoed, bombed and strafed by Axis forces.

“The Navy had always regarded the island as the keystone of victory in the Mediterranean...it should be held at all costs.” Admiral A.B. Cunningham,...

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Scientific Struggle: The Search for Latitude

Scientific Struggle: The Search for Latitude

Measuring the earth was not only mathematically challenging, but a physical feat too.

The Search for Latitude Antonio de Ulloa y de la Torre-Guiral lay unconscious on the mountainside. ‘I fell down’, he wrote later, ‘and remained a...

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The Motherland Calls: Mamayev Kurgan Monument

The Motherland Calls: Mamayev Kurgan Monument

We should look back at the lessons given at the end of the most traumatic event in human history.

The Second World War was probably the greatest human catastrophe the world has ever seen. Historians have always struggled to find words that can...

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Five Nights to Malta: Operation Pedestal

Matthew Willis

The convoy to Malta in August 1942 was vital in sustaining its resistance. Over five days, Royal Navy and Merchant ships were torpedoed, bombed and strafed by Axis forces.

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Scientific Struggle: The Search for Latitude

Nicholas Crane

Measuring the earth was not only mathematically challenging, but a physical feat too.

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The Motherland Calls: Mamayev Kurgan Monument

Keith Lowe

We should look back at the lessons given at the end of the most traumatic event in human history.

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Ich bin ein Berliner: JFK’s Berlin Speech, 26th June 1963

Barney White-Spunner

President Kennedy's speech 58 years ago still resonates today.

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Camp Followers of the Napoleonic Wars

Katy Moran

Camp followers of Napoleonic armies were more than just baggage carriers.

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‘No more victories! No more conquests!’: The East India companies pull back from empire

John Shovlin

The 'Second Hundred Years War' during the 18th century could have come to a premature end if corporate interests had won through.

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The Battle of Llandeilo Fawr

David Pilling

Was this battle an English or Welsh victory? The casualties suggest the latter.

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Radium and the Two World Wars

Lucy Jane Santos

Radium had an unlikely role in changing the fashion from pocket to wrist watches.

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The Death of Hans Holbein

Franny Moyle

What do we know of Holbein's Death?

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Families and Ancestors: An Infinite History

Emma Rothschild

Where does ancestry sit within history? They are closely related, so says the author of a new book on a French family covering 300 years.

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