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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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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.

Apr 16, 2023

Improbably, the nation of Norway finds itself the front line of the Second World War.

Apr 2, 2023

In the final year before the war began, Winston Churchill's denunciations of Nazi Germany began to seem prescient, but Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain fiercely resisted calls to invite Churchill into the Cabinet until war came. Then Churchill became First Lord of the Admiralty, for the second time in his career.

Mar 26, 2023

Adolf Hitler wanted to attack in the west immediately after the fall of Poland, but unfavorable weather kept postponing the offensive. Then a copy of the plan fell into Allied hands.

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