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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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Jul 9, 2023

Pulp fiction was an important form of entertainment in the twentieth century, peaking in popularity around 1940. Pulp fiction came in a variety of genres and was the birthplace for a new one: science fiction.

Jul 2, 2023

The 1939-40 New York World's Fair.

Jun 25, 2023

When the Churchill government showed no willingness to talk peace, Germany attempted the world's first purely aerial military campaign, to weaken Britain in preparation for invasion, or perhaps even to defeat the enemy entirely by air.

Jun 11, 2023

Theories of strategic bombing in the 1930s suggested that it alone might be enough to win a war. But the development of radar meant that the bomber might not always get through after all.

Jun 4, 2023

We examine the advances in aviation technology between the World Wars.

May 28, 2023

The world reacts to the Fall of France.

May 21, 2023

After the Dunkirk evacuation, the next stage of the Western offensive began, aimed at capturing Paris and defeating France.

May 7, 2023

After German armor cut off the Allied First Army Group in Belgium, the Royal Navy attempts an evacuation of the trapped forces from the port of Dunkirk.

Apr 30, 2023

After months of delays and a diversion into Denmark and Norway, Hitler finally gets his Western offensive.

Apr 23, 2023

The Allied debacle in Norway sparked a revolt in the British Parliament against the Chamberlain government's conduct of the war.

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