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VE Day

This year (2020) marks the 75 years since Europe celebrated the end of the Second World War, so we've put together a variety of resources on this time in history.

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Film and society

Fred Davies explores the interfaces between cinema, culture and history.

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How did the USSR react to the bombing of Hiroshima? article icon

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How did the USSR react to the bombing of Hiroshima?

A meeting between the US ambassador and Stalin reveals what the Soviets felt about the bombing of Hiroshima - and Churchill's return to the Opposition benches.

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Ian Kershaw on Hitler's Place In History: The Lecture Podcast

Ian Kershaw, renowned as one of the leading experts on the Third Reich, unpicks the question of how history should view Adolf Hitler.

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45 mins
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What is the evidence that King Edward VIII was a Nazi sympathiser? article icon

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What is the evidence that King Edward VIII was a Nazi sympathiser?

Was Edward VIII a Nazi sympathiser? Damning evidence in the archives suggests he wanted England bombed to force an Anglo-German alliance?

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Timewatch: Bloody Omaha

More than 75 years ago, the fate of World War II turned on five beaches in Normandy, France. ‘D-Day’ was the greatest amphibious invasion ever attempted. History remembers it as a great victory. But research reveals that on Omaha Beach, it was very nearly a disaster.

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The Anniversary of D-Day

On the 6th June 1944 the Allied invasion of Normandy began. This year marks the 76th Anniversary of 'D-Day' so we've put together a great range of resources on the Second World War.

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Hitler's rise and fall: Timeline

Track the key events in Adolf Hitler's life, including his childhood in Austria, his decisions as Fuehrer of Germany, his leadership in the Second World War, and his eventual suicide.

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Why do we have a two minutes’ silence on 11th November? article icon

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Why do we have a two minutes’ silence on 11th November?

Have you ever wondered where the two minutes' silence originated? Has the practice stayed unchanged since 1919? Find out here...

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History How-to videos: Crash sites

The sites of Second World War plane crashes aren't just of historical interest - they may also be graveyards or bomb sites. How should you approach them?

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5 mins
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Good Churchill, bad Churchill?

Everyone has an opinion on former British Prime Minister, Winston Churchill. We take a look at some of the highlights as well as the controversies of his career.

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Blitz: The Bombs That Changed Britain

During the blitz over four hundred and fifty thousand bombs rained down on Britain - how did they shape our future?

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