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  • 3 Aug 2021
    Geoffrey Parker

    The Cambridge Illustrated History of Warfare

    In every bookshop in the English-speaking world, works on military history occupy at least half of the shelves devoted to ‘History’. I helped to create two of...

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  • 8 Mar 2019
    Mischa Honeck, James Marten

    A Twentieth Century Legacy – Children and War

    "War and Childhood in the Era of the Two World Wars" takes a global look at how modern societies imagined childhood as a space of sheltered existence, while at the same time mobilizing their children to help fight their wars and turning them into both victims and actors in the twentieth century's greatest conflicts.

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  • 17 Oct 2018
    Aimée Fox

    The British Army and the First World War

    Innovation is big business. Whether we’re talking about blue chip companies like Apple, multinationals like Google, or the Defence community, the ability to innovate is associated with greater competitive advantage and versatility. Yet, for the military, in an era marked by tightening budgets, constant confrontation, and the blurred distinction between war and peace, armed forces […]

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  • 6 Apr 2017
    Mark Connelly

    The Long, Long Trail: Making Sense of Third Ypres

    Mark Connelly discusses the Third Battle of Ypres, or Passchendaele, as it is so regularly called.

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  • 8 Feb 2016
    Female marine. Photo: Expert Infantry via Creative Commons.

    The gender politics of military service

    Author Dorit Geva discusses her novel approach to studying the gender politics of military service in France and the United States.

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  • 20 Aug 2014
    David Woodward

    America the Unready

    David Woodward, the author of The American Army and the First World War, explains why the United States was so late to participate in the Great War and why the war was one of the most devastating the U.S. army ever faced.

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  • 30 Nov 2011
    David Stahel
    David Stahel

    A Q&A with David Stahel

    In just four weeks in the summer of 1941, the German Wehrmacht wrought unprecedented destruction on four Soviet armies, conquering central Ukraine and killing or capturing three quarters of a million men. This was the Battle of Kiev – one of the largest and most decisive battles of World War II and, for Hitler and Stalin, a battle of crucial importance.

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