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The History of the Twentieth Century

A chronicle of the history of the twentieth century, including art, music, popular culture, science, religion, and, of course, politics and war.
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Feb 25, 2024

The winter of 1941-42 was not a happy one for the German Army. On the Eastern Front it was battered by a record cold winter and a Soviet counteroffensive. In North Africa, a British offensive pushed Erwin Rommel and his Afrika Korps all the way back to central Libya, from where he had begun.

Feb 11, 2024

After the sinking of Bismarck, the Germans abandoned surface raiding in the Atlantic and turned to their greatest naval strength: submarine warfare.

Feb 4, 2024

The Luftwaffe's bombing campaign over England did not force a British capitulation. Can RAF Bomber Command force a German capitulation?

Jan 28, 2024

The Japanese Army's greatest victory; the British Army's greatest defeat.

Jan 21, 2024

The attack on Pearl Harbor ended the political division in the US between interventionists and isolationists. Now the US was united as never before.

Jan 7, 2024

The Japanese attack the US naval base at Pearl Harbor.

Jan 2, 2024

The Japanese give up on peace talks with America and began prepare for war.

Dec 25, 2023

The defining features of the nation of Panama are its abundant wildlife and that it is the place where the world's two largest oceans are at their closest.

Dec 24, 2023

The upper levels of Japanese government (and, more important, the military) increasingly came to the view that war with the United States was necessary if Japan was to survive.

Dec 17, 2023

At the end of the rasputitsa, the mud season, the German Army had one final, narrow opportunity, to win the war against the USSR before winter.

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