Max Retzlaff

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The forgotten first Great Escape of 1918

It is one of the best-known stories of the Second World War, popularised by the 1963 film starring Steve McQueen, James Garner and Richard …

The Treaty of Brest-Litovsk

When the Bolsheviks seized power in Russia in the Revolution of 1917, the country was still engaged in the First World War, allied with England, …

Death of Tsar Nicholas I of Russia

The tsar was fifty-eight. He had held one-sixth of the earth’s surface in an iron grip for thirty years, after succeeding his brother Alexander I in …

The Debate on the Origins of World War One

Beginning with the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand, Dr Annika Mombauer explores the opposing debates about the origins of World War One. Is …

Viewpoint: 10 big myths about World War One debunked

<b>Much of what we think we know about the 1914-18 conflict is wrong, writes historian Dan Snow.</b><p>No war in history attracts more controversy and myth than World War One.<p>For the soldiers who fought it was in some ways better than previous conflicts, and in some ways worse.<p>By setting it apart as uniquely …

BBC iWonder - How did so many soldiers survive the trenches?

How did so many soldiers survive the trenches?<p>Presented byDan SnowBroadcaster & Historian<p>1. The myth of trench warfare<p>Presented byDan SnowBroadcaster & Historian<p>Millions of soldiers died on the Western Front in World War One. The horrific stories and images from the frontline all reinforce the idea …

Maxim Gorky and the Russian Revolution

Among the portraits of Soviet heroes that used to hang in every Russian school and library the one of Maxim Gorky was nearly always given pride of …

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Death of Joseph Stalin

Just how many millions of deaths Joseph Stalin was responsible for is disputed, but that the figure runs into millions is not in doubt. To the end, …