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The British Republic

6th February, 2020

Paul Lay, editor of History Today, has written a great book about the rise and fall of Oliver Cromwell's Protectorate (1653–1659), England's sole experiment in republican government – and one of the ...

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Flu pandemics. Then and Now.

5th February, 2020

'We are very very vulnerable' says the brilliant science author and journalist Laura Spinney. Her fantastic book 'Pale Rider: The Spanish Flu of 1918 and How it Changed the World' is ...

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Confronting a Nazi past

4th February, 2020

Derek Niemman and Noemie Lopian work together. Two people from very different backgrounds, they tour the world telling people about their family stories. Author and writer Derek Niemann discovered only ...

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Night of the Bayonets

29th January, 2020

75 years ago this spring a fascinating but forgotten battle was fought in the dying days of the Second World War. A group of Georgians rose up against their German overlords ...

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Max Eisen: Surviving Auschwitz

27th January, 2020

Max Eisen was only 15 when he and his family were taken from their Hungarian home to the infamous Auschwitz Concentration Camp during the Second World War. All of his relatives ...

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UnRoman Britain

26th January, 2020

How far did Roman culture and politics penetrate into Britain during the Roman occupation of Britannia? Miles Russell, archaeologist and writer, argues that Britain wasn't as Romanised as has often ...

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The Anglo-Zulu War

22nd January, 2020

Saul David - historian, broadcaster and author of several critically-acclaimed works of fiction and non-fiction - comes on the show to discuss the most brutal and controversial British imperial conflict ...

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Hunting the Bismarck

20th January, 2020

In May 1941, the Royal Navy pursued Nazi Germany's largest battleship, the Bismarck, in the greatest chase story in the history of naval warfare. Bismarck represented the single most important threat ...

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The Man Who Volunteered for Auschwitz

19th January, 2020

In 1940 the Polish resistance decided it needed to send an agent to Auschwitz concentration camp. They were desperate to find out what was going on in a place that even ...

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'Seducing and Killing Nazis'

15th January, 2020

During the Second World War the Netherlands fell to advancing German forces in just a few hours. The Dutch found themselves under Nazi occupation. Many men and women resisted, which ...

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