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Victory is nigh

4 August 2018 9:00 am

From ‘The fifth year of war’, 3 August 1918: There are those who think that Germany will try to regain…

Hitting home

28 July 2018 9:00 am

From ‘The munitions strike’, 27 July 1918: It is necessary for the Government to make it clear that the present…

From the archive: the future of Scandinavia

16 June 2018 9:00 am

From ‘The Baltic question’, 15 June 1918: The future of Scandinavia and the Baltic must depend on the outcome of…

Bolshevism: the enemy of democracy

2 June 2018 9:00 am

From ‘News of the week’, 1 June 1918: Bolshevism is the negation of democratic government. There is no pretence on…

From the archive: Brothers-in-arms

26 May 2018 9:00 am

From ‘The new crusade’, 25 May 1918: It is curious to think how great must soon have been the spiritual…

All peril on the Western Front

12 May 2018 9:00 am

From ‘The situation on the Western Front in light of the Paris speech’, 11 May 1918: Instead of the Western…

The staple of our strength

28 April 2018 9:00 am

From ‘News of the week’, 27 April 1918: The Navy has come altogether into its own again. The details of…

Our future queen

14 April 2018 9:00 am

From The Spectator, 15 April 1943: Princess Elizabeth will be 17 next Wednesday, which means she is ceasing to be…

German manoeuvres

31 March 2018 9:00 am

From ‘The great battle’, 30 March 1918: Since our last issue by far the greatest battle of the war has…

Triumph of the spirit

3 March 2018 9:00 am

From ‘A moral test’, 2 March 1918: The nation, in spite of all the silly talk about our war aims…

Trotsky’s audacity

17 February 2018 9:00 am

From ‘News of the week’, 16 February 1918: Last Sunday M. Trotsky announced at Brest-Litovsk that Russia would fight no…

The mischief of Bolshevism

20 January 2018 9:00 am

From ‘The Bolshevik negotiations with Germany’, 19 January 1918: We think that the fact is fairly emerging from the negotiations…

Don’t damn the ancients for failing to give women the vote

6 January 2018 9:00 am

From The Spectator, 2 January 1847: The New Year opens for England with heavy clouds in the sky, but with…

When heroes come home to be husbands again

2 December 2017 9:00 am

From ‘Comrades of the great war’, The Spectator, 1 December 1917: Eventually all will be over, even the shouting; and…

Revenues past

25 November 2017 9:00 am

From 12 July 1828: The Chancellor made his financial statement on Friday, in a style of candour and clearness which…

Always a dull moment

7 October 2017 9:00 am

From ‘Perfect peace’ by Christopher Hollis, 21 October 1960: In Mr Terence Rattigan’s The Final Test, an English spectator of…

The nerves of the enemy

30 September 2017 9:00 am

From ‘The progress in Flanders’, 29 September 1917: The fighting has reached a degree of intensity never before known. There…

From the archive: Russia’s revolutionary soul

8 July 2017 9:00 am

From ‘The Russian awakening’, 6 July 1917: M. Kerensky, the Russian Minister of War, has kept his word. He promised…

The potato’s finest hour

10 June 2017 9:00 am

From ‘Our friends the vegetables’, 9 June 1917. The food shortage, and the consequent necessity of planting every available space with…

Our flying machines

3 June 2017 9:00 am

From ‘News of the week’, The Spectator, 2 June 1917: There has been a lull on the Western front. It…

A brave new world

20 May 2017 9:00 am

From ‘The New Reform Bill’, The Spectator, 19 May 1917: Though we used to be opposed to the suffrage for women,…

The lay of the land

13 May 2017 9:00 am

From ‘Schoolboy labour’, The Spectator, 12 May 1917: Work on the land, even though the time be stolen from books,…

Let them eat hay

22 April 2017 9:00 am

From ‘What ails the House of Commons?’, 21 April 1917: Theoretically no horses kept for pleasure or sport ought to…

The Spectator’s plan for women’s suffrage, 1917

1 April 2017 9:00 am

From ‘The golden opportunity’, 31 March 1917: The proposal not to give women votes till they are 26 might well be modified by…

Red dawn: Lenin demands revolution, April 1917

March 1917: Russians are proving themselves worthy of self-government

25 March 2017 9:00 am

From ‘The Russian revolution’, 24 March 1917: Even now, though the Revolution is young, the Russians have proved that they are fit…