Women: The Unlikely Terrorists?

The relationship between gender and terrorism is something I came across through my university studies, and I think it is fair to acknowledge the overwhelmingly masculine connotations attached to the label ‘terrorist’. Throughout the Twentieth Century there have been prominent female terrorists, with Leila Khaled and Ulrike Meinhof representing just two examples of women advocating the use … More Women: The Unlikely Terrorists?

Berlin 1945

Just a short post today, A friend drew my attention to this colour film of Berlin in July 1945 which covers the destruction and depravity to Berlin’s society immediately after the war. It is pretty incredible seeing the Brandenburg Gate and the Reichstag within a context of total war, where the surrounding areas have essentially … More Berlin 1945

Saturday Reader: The Holocaust at 70 – A Retrospective Essay

Saturday Reader: The Holocaust at 70 – A Retrospective Essay. Extremely powerful photos. I urge anyone with an interest in the social impact of Nazis anti-Semitism on the occupied territories should take a look. It’s amazing see the same building occupied by the Nazis, with Swastikas draping from the windows to now see it in the 21st … More Saturday Reader: The Holocaust at 70 – A Retrospective Essay

The day that Deutschland died: Retracing the fate of captured Axis soldiers at the end of WW2

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/europe/the-day-that-deutschland-died-retracing-the-fate-of-captured-axis-soldiers-at-the-end-of-ww2-10216869.html This is well worth a read for anyone interested in World War Two. I had previoisly assumed German POWs were immediately returned home after the war, as opposed to providing a source of labor for post-war Britain. I found it particularly interesting when it discussed the agricultural work the soldiers did and the social … More The day that Deutschland died: Retracing the fate of captured Axis soldiers at the end of WW2