From OUP Blog by Jonathon Boff author of Haig’s Enemy: Crown Prince Rupprecht and the Germany’s War on the Western Front: Thanks to the ongoing centenary commemorations, interest in the First World War has never been higher. Whether it… Read More ›
Ten fascinating facts about the Marshall Plan
From OUP Blog by Benn Steil author of The Marshall Plan: Dawn of the Cold War. In 1947, with Britain’s empire collapsing and Stalin’s rise in Europe, US officials under new Secretary of State George C. Marshall set out to… Read More ›
The Third Reich’s nuclear programme: Churchill’s greatest wartime fear
From History Extra from Damien Lewis author of Hunting Hitler’s Nukes: The Secret Race to Stop the Nazi Bomb: That Hitler’s Germany might win the race to build the world’s first atom bomb was arguably one of Winston Churchill’s greatest wartime concerns,… Read More ›
Why was France defeated in 1940?
In September 1939, the Nazi war machine invaded Poland and World War II began. France and its Britain declared against Nazi Germany in 1939. The French army was in theory as strong as the Germany’s. It had a vast… Read More ›
How did the Versailles Treaty lead to World War Two?
The guns fell silent on the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month of 1918. Over four years of incredible destruction came to a silent end. For the belligerent Central and Allied Powers the armistice brought… Read More ›