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"We Danced While They Bombed": Popular Dancing in Britain during the Second World War

by Allison Abra, Ph.D.

In the fall of 1939, during the first months of the Second World War, famed American war correspondent Edward R. Murrow… 1,262 more words

War And Society

Crowd-funding French History

The BBC reports that that a crowd-funding project has successfully raised money to purchase a thirteenth-century French castle.

“Thousands of internet users have joined forces to save Mothe-Chandeniers chateau in France. 72 more words

European History

Why We Need to Study Soldiers and Families

In honor of today’s release of her latest book, Hood’s Texas Brigade: The Soldiers and Families of the Confederacy’s Most Celebrated Unit, Dale Center co-director Susannah Ural reflects on a new approach to writing unit histories. 849 more words

War And Society

Warrior Pursuits in Paperback

I am happy to report that Warrior Pursuits: Noble Culture and Civil Conflict in Early Modern France (Johns Hopkins University Press) has been released in paperback!

European History

The War Stories We Tell

by Heather Marie Stur, Ph.D.

My Honors students and I recently watched the 1946 Oscar-winning film, The Best Years of Our Lives, which follows three World War II veterans as they return home and struggle to settle back into civilian life. 808 more words

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How did underground networks survive in ruined cities?

Did you know a thriving parallel society of  youth gangs, deserters, delinquent foreign workers, and former communists emerged in the ruins of Cologne as the Allies crossed the border in fall 1944? 98 more words

Nazi Germany

Is War with China Inevitable?

Nearly 2500 years ago, two mighty nation-states, Sparta and Athens, the prior an established military and economic power, the latter a relative upstart enjoying a period of rapid economic growth, squared off in what started as a regional conflict. 1,888 more words