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Wellington 's spy network History today

Wellington 's spy network History today

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The old Army Staff College in Camberley said: Amateurs speak of tactics, professionals of logistics. Not that it mattered: the "right" officers continued to talk about tactics and left the logistics to the employees of the transport and ordnance corps. It was not an exclusively British phenomenon. One of Hitler 's field marshals, Albert Kesselring, wrote after the war that teaching at the Berlin Staff Academy before 1914 was insufficient in too many practical areas, such as: "Everything that had to do with oil that soiled your fingers and disabled the tactician. " Strategist in free flight of his ideas & # 39 ;. He included intelligence in his list of neglected topics. Carl von Clausewitz had previously thought about the wars with revolutionary France and ha...
Hungary 's golden squad History today

Hungary 's golden squad History today

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When Hungary visited Wembley in 1953 to play a friendly game, some of the English players thought that they would take an easy game. This impression lasted for 45 seconds when the Hungarians scored their first goal in the famous 6-3 win. Hungary, led by the great Ferenc Puskás, confused and dominated England with its technique, teamwork and innovative tactics. Half a year later, Hungary defeated England 7-1 in Budapest, confirming that the first drubbing was no accident. The Aranycsapat - Golden Squad - won the 1952 Olympic Games, remained undefeated for four years and narrowly lost the 1954 World Cup final. It was the culmination of the great age of Hungarian football, which dates back to the interwar period. In his new book, Jonathan Wilson argues that many of the ideas that shape fo
Lewis Namier 's unfinished business History today

Lewis Namier 's unfinished business History today

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Some biographies approach the character of their subjects stylistically. It applies to this biography of Lewis Namier, a leading British historian of the mid-20th century. David Hayton on Namier is just like Namier and yet ready to run an ethical pen: far-reaching but able to concentrate; fascinating, but also with some longueurs; and consistently reasonable, cautious in its context, and adept in moving into a variety of worlds. We follow Namier from a comfortable childhood in Austria's Poland, albeit with a problematic father, through training in Switzerland and the London School of Economics to Oxford, where he goes to Balliol and his life with great enthusiasm. As a Jew, however, he was unacceptable to the companions of all souls, although he was clearly bright enough to be excl...
Britain 's Forgotten Citizens | History today

Britain 's Forgotten Citizens | History today

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The debates surrounding the 2018 windrush scandal, in which people were wrongly deported by the UK Home Office, have revived discussions about Britishness, race and ethnicity. They also triggered clues to history, from the traffic of enslaved Africans to Caribbean plantations, and confirmed Michel-Rolph Trouillot's claim that "the past is only over because there is a present." Despite all this, the historical retrospective dates back to Empire WindrushLanding in 1948, but then made a chronological leap into the days of enslavement. 110 years of British colonial history from 1838 to 1948 were virtually silenced as "loyalty to the king and empire" and "fame, protection and civilization that bestowed the British Empire" were the focus of the colonial proj...
Poland 's resistance | History today

Poland 's resistance | History today

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The purpose of this very valuable addition to the literature on the outbreak of World War II in September 1939 is clear. Roger Moorhouse insists that the heroic resistance of the Poles against German aggression in the West has received too little attention. Indeed, they were the first nation to face Hitler's appetite for an empire, and they paid a heavy price for this decision. By the end of the war, almost six million Poles, half of whom were Polish Jews, had died. The great strength of this new report lies in the extensive use of Polish sources, which are all too often overlooked when trying to summarize the history of the campaign. Moorhouse insists that, despite the large differences in the number of men and weapons between the opposing sides, the Germans did not have everythin...