The World Wars: firepower and fascism at home and abroad

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The British Union of Fascists : newspapers and secret files, 1933-1951

Fascism in Britain 1933-1951

These papers cover the growth of the British Union of... explore collection...

Life under Nazi rule, reports by anti-fascists in occupied Europe, 1933-1945

Anti-fascist publications of the International Transport Workers' Federation, 1933-1945

These two newsletters published fortnightly by the ITF (i.e. Internationale... explore collection...

Hitler's Army, Nazi Germany at war and the Nuremburg trials, 1925-1956

How Nazi politicians and generals set Germany on the path to war

David Irving is a British historian of World War II.... explore collection...

British officers' diaries from World War 1, 1914-1919

War diaries from the Imperial War Museum : the Great War

The First World War involved soldiers of different ranks as... explore collection...

Military tactics discussed in letters to and from military leaders, 1881-1935

Spenser Wilkinson papers, 1881-1935

The collected papers and correspondence of the military historian and... explore collection...

World War 1 and the Spanish Civil War: as reported by an Ambassador, 1863-1939

Papers of Sir Esme Howard, 1863-1939

Esme Howard was one of the greatest British diplomatists in... explore collection...

Conscientious Objection during World War 1

War resisters in Britain, 1914-1918

During World War One, Conscientious Objectors united to oppose the... explore collection...

Asia at war, World War 2 as described by USPG missionaries, 1914-1946

War Material in the USPG Archives, 1914-1946

The outbreak of war between the Allies and Japan came... explore collection...

Military Intelligence Files: Land, Sea & Air, 1938-1974

Cold War and World War Two intelligence from the British Army, Navy and RAF

World War Two and the Cold War feature heavily in... explore collection...

Secrecy, sabotage, and aiding the resistance: how Anglo-American co-operation shaped World War Two

US-UK diplomacy, intelligence sharing, and sabotage operations in enemy territory, 1939-1954

When the British and American security services went to war... explore collection...

Prosecuting the Holocaust: British Investigations into Nazi War Crimes

Testimony of and interviews with victims and alleged perpetrators

During the Second World War, the Nazi state was responsible... explore collection...


This series reveals a unique range of perspectives which challenge what we 'know' about the wars. Events that may seem familiar become far less familiar when viewed through the eyes of intelligence officers, diplomats and conscientious objectors. See what the intelligence services knew about foreign firepower and learn about the rise of fascism in Britain during the 1930s.
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Series Data

Dates Covered

1863 - 1974

Subjects Covered

  • Activism
  • African
  • American
  • Asian
  • Axis
  • British
  • Canadian
  • Cold War
  • Colonial
  • Diplomacy
  • Economics
  • European
  • Government
  • History
  • Intelligence
  • Labour
  • Missionaries
  • Movement
  • Nazi
  • Politics
  • Religion
  • Revolution
  • Third Reich
  • Unions
  • Usa
  • Victorian
  • War
  • Warfare
  • Women
  • Workers
  • Ww1
  • Ww2
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Countries Covered

  • Afghanistan
  • Albania
  • Algeria
  • America
  • Argentina
  • Austria
  • Bolivia
  • Borneo
  • Bosnia And Herzegovina
  • Brazil
  • Britain
  • Buganda
  • Bulgaria
  • Burma
  • Cambodia
  • Canada
  • Carthage
  • China
  • Croatia
  • Czech Republic
  • Czechoslovakia
  • Denmark
  • Egypt
  • England
  • Ethiopia
  • Finland
  • France
  • Germany
  • Greece
  • India
  • Indonesia
  • Iran
  • Ireland
  • Italy
  • Japan
  • Kosovo
  • Laos
  • Macedonia
  • Madagascar
  • Malaysia
  • Mexico
  • Middle East
  • Montenegro
  • Mozambique
  • Myanmar
  • Norway
  • Oman
  • Palestine
  • Philippines
  • Poland
  • Prussia
  • Romania
  • Russia
  • Serbia
  • Singapore
  • Slovakia
  • Slovenia
  • South Africa
  • Southern Rhodesia
  • Spain
  • Sweden
  • Switzerland
  • Syria
  • Thailand
  • Tunisia
  • Turkey
  • USA
  • Uganda
  • Ukraine
  • United Kingdom
  • United States
  • Vietnam
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  • Bodleian Library
  • Cumbria Archive Service
  • Hull University Archives and others
  • Imperial War Museum
  • Irving, David John Cawdell, 1938-
  • National Army Museum
  • The National Archives
  • University of Warwick. Modern Records Centre
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