The Historian 148: Legacy of war

The magazine of the Historical Association

Published: 26th April 2021


4 Reviews

5 Editorial (Read article for free)

6 Blood and Iron: the violent birth of modern Germany – A nation forged in war Katja Hoyer (Read article)

12 Richard III and the Princes in the Tower: update Tim Thornton (Read article)

16 Monty’s school: the benign side of Viscount Montgomery of Alamein Richard Hughes (Read article)

20 Why was it so important to see Dunkirk as a triumph rather than a disaster in 1940?Karin Doull (Read article)

25 Reviews

26 Glowing in the DarkGeoffrey Bunting (Read article)

31 German universities under the NazisA.D. Harvey (Read article)

36 Volunteers to a man: an industrial workplace goes to warEdward Washington (Read article)

42 Real Lives: Surviving the War in the Soviet Union: recollections of a child deportee Annette Ormanczyk (Read article - open access)

48 My Favourite History Place: The Chantry Chapel of St Mary on Wakefield Bridge Geoffrey Willett (Read article)

50 History Abridged: The Berlin Conference 1884–1885 (Read article)

53 Out and About: Tynemouth Priory Rachel Hammersley (Read article)

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Cover image: Irena Persak shortly after her return to Poland as a child refugee in 1946. Photograph submitted with an application for UNRRA aid.

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