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David Reynolds’s books include In Command of History: Churchill Fighting and Writing the Second World War (Penguin)
In his address at Fulton, Missouri, 75 years ago, Churchill played up the Soviet threat to bolster the case for Anglo-American cooperation, not the Cold War.
A new book argues that people-trafficking was once “an essential part of British national life”.
Seventy years ago, on 25 June 1950, North Korean troops crossed the 38th parallel, starting the Korean War. The actions of the combatants, and their superpower sponsors, still reverberate today.
The national saga of 1940 was remarkable and truly historic. Eighty years on, the UK is again in the grip of a “people’s war” that will define the lives and outlook of all who survive it.
The 45th president of the US acts like a toddler – and his aides treat him like one too.
At the Yalta Conference 75 years ago, as the Red Army was taking control of eastern Europe, Churchill, Roosevelt and Stalin met to plan the peace. What did the “Big Three” want? And what did they get?
The first of a new series on the constitutional moment and the future of the United Kingdom.
Thirty years ago this month the Berlin Wall came down and with it a stand-off between East and West that had defined the era of the Cold War.
The People’s Republic of China turns 70 this month. To reach this milestone it faced down opponents at home and abroad. But will this increasingly corrupt regime be able to maintain its grip on such a vast and volatile country?
How the success of the Normandy landings 75 years ago hung on meticulous planning – and a simultaneous Russian attack on the Eastern Front.