Tag Archives: World War Two

Fifth Column Fears in Kingston, 1939-1940: A Brief Survey

A few years ago I carried out some research on wartime fears about ‘Fifth Column’ activities in Richmond-on-Thames, Surrey, and the extraordinary degree of paranoia that gripped some of the local townspeople at the time about the possible activities of … Continue reading

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Did History undermine Le Pen? Some brief thoughts

Did history and memory of the past play a key role in undermining the French far right last weekend? There was certainly a huge sigh of relief across Europe when it became clear last Sunday (7th May, 2017) that Marine … 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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