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Operation Desert Storm

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In August 1990, Kuwait was invaded by Iraq, shortly after the beginning of the second Gulf War. Afraid that the situation would become explosive once again, the UN launched Operation Desert Storm on 17th January...


The 1948 Palestine War

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On 15th May 1948, David Ben-Gurion formally proclaimed the establishment of the State of Israel. Immediately after the Israeli Declaration of Independence, the neighboring Arab nations came together and decided...


The Battle of Algiers

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In the summer of 1956, Algiers was rocked by a series of terrorist attacks orchestrated by the FLN against the center of French power in Algeria. The aim of this violence was to fight against the colonial stronghold...


The Battle of Kursk

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After the crushing defeat suffered at Stalingrad, Adolf Hitler more than ever needed to lead an attack that would reassure the German people and restore his prestige. To do this, he chose the Kursk region, and...


The Battle of Stalingrad

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On 23rd August 1942, the German army truly believed in its own superiority and had no idea of the fate that awaited them in Stalingrad. However, faced with the unwavering resistance of the Red Army during their...


The Battle of the Atlantic

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At 9:00pm on 3rd September 1939, the longest campaign of the Second World War began. The challenge for the Germans was of the utmost importance: gaining supremacy in the Atlantic Ocean and preventing the British...


The Battle of the Marne

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Before 4th August 1914, the Allied armies had not managed to gain any victories over the vicious German troops. However, on 6th September, everything changed and hope was restored once again with the Battle...


The Cold War

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After the Second World War, Europe was a disastrous scene. The two victors of the war, America and the USSR, were ideologically and economically opposed. Therefore, an inevitable confrontation occurred between...


The Iran-Iraq War

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On 22nd September 1980, Saddam Hussein attacked the Shatt al-Arab and proclaimed dominance over the territory. This pivotal event launched the two countries into a slow and unmoving war. After eight years of...


The Normandy Landings

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It was at dawn on 6th June 1944, at 6:00am, that the Normandy Landings of World War II took place. The Allied soldiers landed on the beach of Normandy and set out to seize strategic points in order to finally...


The Six-Day War

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On 5th June 1967, the Israelis launched a new attack against Egypt following the blockade of the Strait of Tiran. Within three hours, the Egyptian air force was completely destroyed. This action caused outrage...


The Titanic

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When the Titanic liner set sail from Southampton on 10th April 1912, the passengers on board had no idea of the terrible fate that awaited them four days later. Everything was put in place for an unforgettable...


The Yom Kippur War

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On 6th October 1973, the Egyptians and Syrians attacked the Sinai Peninsula and the Golan Heights, which had fallen into the hands of the Israelis. One of the most dramatic conflicts of the Arab-Israeli hostilities,...


Operation Whisper: The Capture of Soviet Spies Morris and Lona Cohen

by Barnes Carr

The true story of the master spies who stole the atomic bomb


Making Monte Carlo: A History of Speculation and Spectacle

by Mark Braude

A rollicking narrative history of Monte Carlo, capturing its nineteenth-century rise as the world’s first modern casino-resort and its Jazz Age heyday as infamous playground of the rich.

Monte Carlo has long...


The New Rulers of the World

by John Pilger

Pilger tackles the injustices and double standards inherent in the politics of globalization and exposes the terrible truth behind the power and wealth of states and corporations

John Pilger is one of the world’s...


The Great Departure: Mass Migration from Eastern Europe and the Making of the Free World

by Tara Zahra

“With a combination of deft historical analysis, sparkling prose, and careful attention to individual stories, both poignant and instructive, The Great Departure is brimming with important and suggestive lessons...


Mecca of Revolution

Authoritarian El Salvador: Politics and the Origins of the Military Regimes, 1880-1944

by Erik Ching

In December 1931, El Salvador's civilian president, Arturo Araujo, was overthrown in a military coup. Such an event was hardly unique in Salvadoran history, but the 1931 coup proved to be a watershed. Araujo...


Secularization without End: Beckett, Mann, Coetzee

by Vincent P. Pecora

In Secularization without End: Beckett, Mann, Coetzee, Vincent P. Pecora elaborates an alternative history of the twentieth-century Western novel that explains the resurgence of Christian theological ideas....