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Interwar Germany: The Rise and Fall of Weimar and the Rise of Hitler

Between World War One and Two, Germany experienced several changes in government: from an emperor to a democracy to the rise of a new dictator, a …

World War I: Role of Indian Army in Britains victory over Germany

World War I officially began on July 28, 1914, after the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand, and lasted until 1918.<p>During the World War I, the …

The Scientist and the Fascist

How Einstein reacted to Hitler’s rise<p>In September 1930, Germany held its first national elections since the Great Crash of 1929, and the National Socialists won a stunning tally: 6,400,000 votes—10 times their total just two years before—and 107 seats. They were now the second largest party in the …

Albert Einstein

Pink planes and painted cows: The weird side of World War II

Weird War Two<p>Bizarre footnotes to the global conflict<p>These images are drawn from Weird War Two, a new book from the Imperial War Museums that …

Sunken Australian warship HMAS Perth ransacked by illegal scavengers

Only 40% remains of final resting place of 353 Australian sailors who drowned off Java in second world war, archaeologists say<p>One of Australia’s most treasured second world war warships has been illegally salvaged for metal, devastating the war grave of more than 300 sailors, maritime …

Dogs

WWII: 4 Out of Every 5 German Soldiers Killed Died on Eastern Front

We’ve all seen “Saving Private Ryan” and “Band of Brothers,” but here’s a list of facts from World War 2 that you probably didn’t know:<p>1. The first …

WWI's Harlem Hellfighters Who Cut Down Germans and Gave France Jazz

What the 369th had that set it apart was strong leadership by black officers as well as white— and the best damned band in the American Army.<p>PARIS—A …

13 strange and beautiful Japanese islands you must visit

Japan

Feeling 'British'

<i>This is Part XIII of The Public Medievalist’s continuing series on Race, Racism and the Middle Ages, by Eric Weiskott.</i><p><b>Go back to the beginning of the</b> …