Second world war

Uncle Bill, by Russell Miller - review

14 September 2013 9:00 am

Given the outcome of recent military campaigns in Iraq and Afghanistan, it is pertinent to look for one particular quality…

As Green as Grass, by Emma Smith - review

17 August 2013 9:00 am

The title, the subtitle, the author’s plain name, even the jacket’s photograph of a laughing old lady in sunglasses: none…

Nigel Farndale’s diary: The dread moment when they announce next year's school fees

20 July 2013 9:00 am

Next time I’m in a sauna I’m going to say: ‘It’s like a school sports hall on prize day in…

China’s War with Japan, by Rana Mitter - review

22 June 2013 9:00 am

While the second world war raged in Europe, a separate conflict was devastating China, whose effects still linger to this day, says Jonathan Mirsky

The armoured cars of Leclerc’s division arrive at the Rue Guynemer on 25 August

Eleven Days in August, by Matthew Cobb - review

4 May 2013 9:00 am

It is fair to assume that Professor Matthew Cobb has often been asked if he is related to Professor Richard…

What it's like to escape from Colditz

27 April 2013 9:00 am

What a modern visitor can learn at Colditz and Stalag Luft III

Griff Rhys Jones: Burma, My Father and the Forgotten Army

2 March 2013 9:00 am

Burma, My Father and the Forgotten Army, with Griff Rhys Jones, is on BBC2 at 9pm on Sunday, 7th July.…

Strategies for survival

23 July 2011 12:00 am

This is an account of the multiplicity of ways in which men ‘stole back time from their captors through creativity’ in the prisoner-of-war camps of Europe and the Far East.