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  • 26 Oct 2017
    Clare Makepeace

    ‘He rarely spoke of what he went through.’ Author Clare Makepeace reveals how her grandfather inspired her new book, ‘Captives of War’

    In her new book, Captives of War, published this week, Clare Makepeace uses war-time diaries, letters and logbooks written by British POWs in the Second World War to throw fresh light on their experiences in captivity. In this exclusive article for fifteeneightyfour, Clare tells how her grandfather's reluctance to talk about his own experiences as a POW in Poland during World War Two inspired her to write the book.

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  • 4 Sep 2015

    Ending World War II

    Introduction to Part I by Michael Geyer and Adam Tooze The First World War had been won by global economic force. The global superiority of the victorious powers, foremost the USA and Great Britain, was smothering in the aftermath of the war. In the 1930s, it took the brinkmanship of states set on destroying the international system, a veritable revolution […]

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  • 26 Aug 2015

    China's World War

    If you enjoyed Diana Lary's post last Wednesday, read on for a longer excerpt from her book China's Civil War about how WWII shaped Chinese society.

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  • 21 Aug 2015
    Gerhard L. Weinberg

    The World After the World War

    We live today in a world that grew out of World War II. When I worked for fourteen years on a history of that war, a question that often puzzled me was that of the aims of the leaders of the major participants. What sort of world were they aiming for? One of the issues […]

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