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World War 2

Justine Picardie: my five best books

Expert’s view The writer and journalist chooses her five favourite books about women, fashion and the Second World WarJustine Picardie’s new book, Miss Dior (Faber £25) – about the designer’s sister, a heroine of the Resistance – is out now. Paris Was Yesterday by Janet Flanner (1934)Flanner began writing her “Letter…
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September 16, 2021
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Taiwan Needs to Signal Military Resolve

Home » Military » Taiwan Needs to Signal Military Resolve Taiwan is considering a 5.6% military budget increase over the 2021 allocation and come to the usual 2.3% of gross domestic product. The new budget is in response to a surge in Chinese activity in or near the Taiwanese air…
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September 14, 2021
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Bangkok’s iconic rail station set for rehab

This photo taken on June 22, 2021 shows a security guard patrolling the platforms at Bangkok Railway Station, more commonly known as Hua Lamphong, in Bangkok. The vast majority of services of the station at Hua Lamphong will move to a new rail hub on the capital's northern outskirts later…
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August 28, 2021
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Rewriting History for the New Cold War

A Bard College professor has produced a sweeping, revisionist history of the Second World War that places the blame at Russia's doorstep. Winston Churchill, Franklin Delano Roosevelt and Josef Stalin at the Yalta Conference, February 1945. (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images) Stalin’s War: A New History of World War II,…
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August 28, 2021
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Press release: antigypsyism and antisemitism online

Press release: antigypsyism and antisemitism online - resources, research, stakeholders, educational hub Although the racist perceptions of Jewish people and Romani people contrast with each other regarding their presumed "role" and "position" in society, those perceptions have the same devastating consequences: hatred, violence and exclusion. Both groups are perceived as…
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August 25, 2021
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The last meeting of Mao Zedong and Chiang Kai-shek

The Civil War between Mao’s Communists and Chiang’s Nationalists had been paused during the fight against Japan, but the two sides remained untrusting and antagonistic. Events like the New Fourth Army Incident of January 1942 showed just how easy it was for conflict to re-emerge. Allied leaders had contemplated these…
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August 25, 2021
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The Taliban, not the West, won Afghanistan’s technological war

Despite their terrible human costs—or perhaps because of them—wars are often times of technological innovation. The Napoleonic Wars brought us canned goods; the American Civil War drove the development of submarines. The Second World War, meanwhile, began with biplanes, cavalry charges, and horse-drawn wagons but ended with radar, V2 rockets,…
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August 23, 2021