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Why did Germany lose the Battle of Stalingrad?

The Battle of Stalingrad, between Nazi Germany and the Soviet Union, is considered not only the most important in World War II, but one of the most important in military history. 119 more words

Military History

Lord Haw-Haw in Chiswick

In September, 2015, I blogged about William Joyce (1906-1946), otherwise known by his critics as ‘Lord Haw-Haw’, who broadcast for the Germans during World War Two, and was executed as a traitor shortly after the War.  1,094 more words

Public History


I know, really strange place to start but this is what my mock is on so, deal with it :D

This section will cover the 1.5 Question: … 282 more words

Foreign Policy

Review: Three Armies on the Somme (Philpott)

Three Armies on the Somme: The First Battle of the Twentieth Century.

The size and presentation of this volume, along with the back cover hype and the author’s credentials, promise much more than they deliver. 192 more words

Bundesarchiv builds digital Weimar archive

The German Federal Archive (Bundesarchiv) is building a new portal for primary sources of the Weimar Republic. It will be accessible from 2017 under the name “Weimar – Die erste deutsche Demokratie”. 14 more words

German History

Book Review: The Seven Year Dress

Well Worth The Read

The Seven Year Dress took me back to a terrible time in Germany’s history – the Holocaust. Told from the point of view of a young girl coming of age, the reader comes to understand what that experience must have been like. 74 more words

Debbie A. McClure

Writing the Revolution

My new monograph Writing the Revolution. The Construction of ‘1968’ in Germany is coming out this month.

Given that in the course of this book I criticise a number of academics for not laying their cards on their table, declare their agenda, or, as Jürgen Habermas would put it, formulate their ‘erkenntnisleitende Interessen’, I would like to outline my own. 1,025 more words

German Student Movement