Tag: second world war

Dates That Changed the Western World: 1941 and Pearl Harbor

The surprise pre-emptive air attack by the Japanese on the American Pacific Fleet in their base at Pearl Harbor in Oahu, Hawaii, on December 7th 1941 had momentous consequences. In a day which President Franklin Roosevelt said would […]

  American 16 February 2015  

Professor Wynn Meets with Dilton Marsh History Society

On Wednesday 21st May, I visited Dilton Marsh, Westbury, in Wiltshire to talk about Black GIs in Britain during World War II.  I had previously supported the society’s successful application for a Heritage Lottery fund grant of £17,600 to […]

  American 27 May 2014  

When Is History Not History?

Are there limits to the intellectual inquiries historians may make? Our knee-jerk reaction to this, of course, would usually be – should usually be – ‘no’. I wrote a few months ago about Professor Diarmaid MacCulloch’s recent Silence: […]

  Anna French 10 January 2014