To mark London Pride Month 2017, read on for an exclusive extract from ‘Fighting Proud: The Untold Story of the Gay Men Who Served in Two World Wars’ by Stephen Bourne.
Alexander Werth’s unique eyewitness account of the Battle of Leningrad releases this week.
‘Waspish, quick-witted, and eloquent’, our new Hugh Trevor-Roper book receives advanced praise.
Rowland Hilder, Hartley’s Jam advertisement, first appeared in Picture Post on 9 December 1939.
We are delighted to announce that the first books in our A History of the Royal Navy series are now available.
Russell Wallis seeks to show how and why the Holocaust was initially met with such a muted response in Britain.
The Allied forces bombing of Dresden is identified as one of the most controversial acts of World War II, but the politics about how to remember the destruction in Germany has become increasingly contested terrain.
From Elgar to Vaughan Williams, what was the purpose of government involvement in promoting music during World War II?
The story of Raoul Wallenberg – who, at immense personal risk, rescued many of Budapest’s Jews from the Holocaust – is one of the most remarkable of World War II. Yet the complete account of his life and fate can only be told now.
In Germany, 1945, how could Britain reconcile wartime bombing with comprehensive and coherent plans for reconstruction? Francis Graham-Dixon considers the paradoxical legacy of Allied occupation in Germany.
Documenting war torn Britain, John Piper is one of Britain’s most loved artists. His painting Interior of Coventry Cathedral, has even been described as Britain’s Guernica.
Paul Delvaux, Sleeping Venus, 1944, oil on canvas, 173 x 199 cm, Tate Modern (London).
In occupied Poland during WWII Poles and Jews were not allowed to own cameras, buy film or take photographs. It is perhaps inevitable then that photography quickly became an underground activity.