A moving first-hand account of the Siege of Leningrad from a civilian who lived through it, transcribed and introduced by his great nephew, Mikael Kai Zakharov.
Tag: Second World War
In the context of the ongoing fallout of the Salisbury nerve attack, Ulf Schmidt & David Peace explore the troubling history of the British state’s relationship with chemical weapons and secret science.
In 2017, three centuries of iron-making came to an end in Coalbrookdale, the birthplace of the industrial revolution. Now iron workers are writing their own history as the legacy of the foundry hangs in the balance.
Continuing our History Workshop World Cup series, Neil Carter tells the story of the English footballers caught up in the tensions of Nazi appeasement.
The histories of Black and minority ethnic women who served with the Allied Forces during the Second World War by Dr Jo Stanley
Martin Plaut, until recently the Africa Editor at BBC World Service News, tells the story of a remarkable cache of interviews with African soldiers in the Second World War, which has just been deposited with the Imperial War Museum
The story of the hundreds of Guernsey mothers and their infants who were evacuated from the island in advance of the German occupation between the 20th and 28th June 1940