WWII

Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer’s musical coming out just nine years after the end of World War II invited Germany back into polite society

How Walther Funk’s 1940 memo predicted the rise of the European Union

Time to proclaim the greatness of Herman Wouk, once feted for the sweep of his historical novels

Seventy-five years ago this month, peace finally came to a destroyed Europe

Local suspicion is outweighed by the kindness of others

Jeremy Black reviews Hitler: Downfall 1939-45 by Volker Ullrich

The director wanted to show things as they were – badly-led, no one wanting to fight or knowing what they were fighting for, says Christopher Silvester

Robert Hutton reviews Our Man in New York by Henry Hemming

There are grown-up reasons for the state and the plague is one

Jamie Blackett reviews Vintage Roger: Letters from the PoW years by Roger Mortimer