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If the Swordfish has lived on among British legends of the Second World War, the man whose name the aircraft bore has not.
Governing from the Skies by Thomas Hippler examines the changing role of aerial bombing.
Richard J Evans’s sweeping history of 19th-century Europe, The Pursuit of Power, has much to offer in our current moment.
The long shadow cast by the Spanish Civil War is more potent because the progressives lost.
Reading this detailed account of the national service experience – peppered with moments of humour among the long years of pointless routine – invites the question whether it made any sense.