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National Regeneration in Vichy France: Ideas and Policies, 1930-1944

by Debbie Lackerstein

The creators of the Vichy regime did not intend merely to shield France from the worst effects of military defeat and occupation; rather the leaders of Vichy were inspired by a will to regenerate France, to...


1915 Diary of S. An-sky: A Russian Jewish Writer at the Eastern Front

by S. A. An-sky & Polly Zavadivker

S. An-sky was by the time of the First World War a well-known writer, a longtime revolutionary, and an ethnographer who pioneered the collection of Jewish folklore in Russia's Pale of Settlement. In 1915, An-sky...


Inside Israel's Northern Command: The Yom Kippur War on the Syrian Border

by Dani Asher

On October 6, 1973, Israel's Northern Command was surprised by the thunder of cannon fire and the sight of dense, black smoke. A Syrian force of 1,400 tanks supported by artillery and air power had attacked...


British Infantry Battalion Commanders in the First World War

by Peter E. Hodgkinson

Recent studies of the British Army during the First World War have fundamentally overturned historical understandings of its strategy and tactics, yet the chain of command that linked the upper echelons of GHQ...


British Mail Steamers to South America, 1851-1965: A History of the Royal Mail Steam Packet Company and Royal Mail Lines

by Robert E. Forrester

During the nineteenth century Britain's maritime, commercial and colonial interests all depended upon a regular and reliable flow of seaborne information from around the globe. Whilst the telegraph increasingly...


British Propaganda and Wars of Empire: Influencing Friend and Foe 1900-2010

by Christopher Tuck & Greg Kennedy

'Influence' is a slippery concept, yet one of tremendous relevance for those wishing to understand global politics. From debates on the changing sources of power in the international system, through to analyses...


Landscapes of Protest in the Scottish Highlands after 1914: The Later Highland Land Wars

by Iain J.M. Robertson

In November 1918, the implementation of agrarian change in the Scottish Highlands threatened another wave of unemployment and eviction for the land-working population, which led to widespread and varied social...


Faded and Threadbare Historic Textiles and their Role in Houses Open to the Public

by Margaret Ponsonby

Many historic houses that open to the public in England and Wales - particularly those owned by the National Trust - preserve their contents rather than restore them to a particular period. The former owners...


From Local Patriotism to a Planetary Perspective: Impact Crater Research in Germany, 1930s-1970s

by Martina Kölbl-Ebert

The Nördlinger Ries and Steinheim Basin, two conspicuous geological structures in southern Germany, were traditionally viewed as somewhat enigmatic but nevertheless definitely volcanic edifices until they...


An Historian in Peace and War: The Diaries of Harold Temperley

by T.G. Otte

The First World War and subsequent peace settlement shaped the course of the twentieth century, and the profound significance of these events were not lost on Harold Temperley, whose diaries are presented here....


Anglo-Italian Relations in the Middle East, 1922-1940

by Massimiliano Fiore

Between 1923 and 1934, Britain and Italy waged war by proxy in the Middle East. Behind the appearance of European collaboration, relations between London and Rome in the Red Sea were notably tense. Although...


Germans as Minorities during the First World War: A Global Comparative Perspective

by Panikos Panayi

Offering a global comparative perspective on the relationship between German minorities and the majority populations amongst which they found themselves during the First World War, this collection addresses...


Voices from the Front

Our Man Elsewhere: In Search of Alan Moorehead

by Thornton McCamish

A world-famous Australian writer, an inspiration to Robert Hughes and Clive James, a legendary war correspondent who also wrote bestselling histories of exploration and conservation ... and yet forgotten? In...


The Battle of the Atlantic

SAS: Secret War in South East Asia

by Peter Dickens

From 1963 to 1966 Britain successfully waged a secret war to keep the Federation of Malaysia free from domination by Soekarno's Indonesia and by Chinese Communists. At the forefront of this campaign were the...


Hitler: 1936-1945 Nemesis

by Ian Kershaw

The climax and conclusion of one of the best-selling biographies of our time. The New Yorker declared the first volume of Ian Kershaw's two-volume masterpiece "as close to definitive as anything we are likely...


Affairs of China: A Survey of the Recent History and Present Circumstances of the Republic of China

by Eric Teichman

First published in 1938, this book aims to be a 'true and objective' account of China's recent history and its present circumstances at the time, drawing on the author's thirty years of experience as a member...


The National Union of Women's Suffrage Societies 1897-1914 (Routledge Revivals)

by Leslie Hume

First published in 1981, this book traces the history of the National Union of Women's Suffrage Societies (NUWSS) from 1897-1914. Whereas most historians have focused on the more militant aspect of the struggle...


Science, Geopolitics and Culture in the Polar Region: Norden Beyond Borders

by Sverker Sörlin

Throughout the twentieth century, glaciologists and geophysicists from Denmark, Norway and Sweden made important scientific contributions across the Arctic and Antarctic. This research was of acute security...