Second World War

The story of how British commandos did the impossible

The lesson of the Soviet-Finnish War warns us against misunderstanding a war in progress

A growing body of literature deals with the horrors of WWII from a German point of view

Streaming services contain a wealth of overlooked foreign-language war stories

Notwithstanding our favourite WWII stories, derring-do doesn’t win wars

Could an editor not rescue Jonathan Haslam’s new book from triteness?

The European Union’s increasingly open hostility towards Britain has deep historical roots, says Nigel Jones

Jeremy Black and Graham Stewart discuss Winston Churchill’s role in shaping British and the Allies’ military strategy in the Second World War

The prime minister is trying to portray the Covid pandemic as a war. It isn’t one

Jeremy Black weighs in on two recent historiographical offerings