Tagged: second world war

Mapping the London Moment

by Finlay McCracken One of our goals of the London Moment project is to observe the interactions between various governments groups (governments-in-exile, academics, activists, and others) cooperating in London during the Second World War. ...

Researchers: Lea Levenhagen

I am a PhD student at the Institute for Franconian Regional History at the Universities of Bamberg and Bayreuth and a member of the research project “The London Moment”. After completing my Bachelor’s degree...

Film Review: Darkest Hour (2017)

Opening Scene: A heated debate is raging in the British Parliament: Clement Attlee, head of the opposition Labour Party, explains to British Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain what he thinks of his appeasement policy and explains his condition for a coalition government: His condition is called Winston Churchill. (Not Lord Halifax, as favoured by the Conservatives.) Thus, Churchill is present in the film before he even appears for the first time.

Radio Podcast: The Warsaw Uprising in 1944

In 1944, the Polish Home Army rose up against the German occupant, trying to liberate the Polish capital before the approaching Soviet forces reached the city. The Warsaw Uprising was tragically and cruelly crushed...

Wladyslaw Sikorski

65 years after his death, the magazine „Der Spiegel“ headlines „Wie starb General Sikorski?“ – How did General Sikorski die? The answer seems to be easy: on the 4th July 1943, a liberator of...

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