Category Archives: European History

Dr. Marisa Linton to speak at the ‘Living the French Revolution’ symposium in Australia

Dr. Marisa Linton, Associate Professor of History at Kingston University, has been invited to the University of Melbourne this July, where she will speak at a forthcoming international symposium, ‘Living the French Revolution’, in honour of Professor Peter McPhee. The … Continue reading

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Rewriting history: Russia invents an alternative Chernobyl story

In 1986 public opinion around the world was shocked when the full extent of the nuclear disaster that had occurred from an explosion at Reactor No. 4 at the Chernobyl nuclear plant in the Ukraine slowly became clear. Approximately 350,000 … Continue reading

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Uncovering Kingston’s role in the 1944 D-Day landings

It is no exaggeration to say that D-Day, the 6th June, 1944, is a day that changed history. With the 75th anniversary of the D-Day landings, a day which began ‘Operation Overlord’ and the invasion of German-occupied France by the Allies, it … Continue reading

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When the Bombs fell: The impact of wartime air raids on Kingston

The recent discovery of an unexploded Second World War bomb on a building site near Kingston University’s Penrhyn Road campus was a good reminder of how the local area suffered some considerable attention from the German Luftwaffe during the years 1939-1941. Kingston University’s … Continue reading

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‘Ike’ on the Hill: Kingston’s D-Day secret

When the History Dept at Kingston University put on a special talk in 2018 by three very research-active staff members to help commemorate 100 years since the end of the First World War, it proved to be one of the … Continue reading

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More details released on new ‘Cold War’ season at the National Archives

The National Archives (TNA), at Kew in south-west London, has provided some further exciting details about its new ‘Cold War’ season, ‘Britain’s Cold War Revealed’, which starts in April, 2019. The Cold War, which lasted from approx. 1945-1991, was a 46-year stand-off … Continue reading

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