Category Archives: German History

Thatcher’s Germanophobia? Newly-released files offer more clues

The latest round of declassified files from The National Archives (TNA) at Kew, south-west London, released last Friday (30th December), offer some further fascinating insights into Margaret Thatcher’s time as Prime Minister (PM) in the 1980s. The files, which mainly cover the … Continue reading

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The Christmas Truce of 1914: not unique?

Speaking in 1963 for a BBC series on the Great War, the author Henry Williamson, whose best-known work probably remains Tarka the Otter, gave some fascinating details about what he witnessed in December, 1914, when he was serving as a private in … Continue reading

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Searching for the Real Story: the challenge of biographical research

Why have some major political ideologues and activists often been tempted to fabricate or spin myths about their own lives? Moreover, what research challenges do such people pose for the historian when it comes to writing accurately about their careers? … Continue reading

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Nazis in Comic Books: A historical perspective

In the following blog Charlotte Mears, History PhD student at Kingston, points to some important questions arising out of her research. Those Nazis seem to get everywhere, don’t they? It seems that every month a TV channel shows a new … Continue reading

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