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Reclaim History Part Two
What is Reclaim History?
Hey everyone, podcast is delayed by a few days. Tonight I have to move my entire library of history books to allow the plumber access to change the boiler. Normal service will resume later this week.
Getting Churchill wrong. Britain’s obsession with its ‘Greatest Briton’
In 2002, the British public decided by a considerable margin, in a BBC poll, that Sir Winston Spencer Leonard Churchill, Prime Minister from 1940-45 was the greatest Briton of all time. This, culturally, was a watershed moment in many ways. Firstly, it was the culmination of a war fetishism that had been developing for decadesContinue reading “Getting Churchill wrong. Britain’s obsession with its ‘Greatest Briton’”
Hi guys, after ten years my MacBook that I’ve done hundreds if not thousands of recordings on has finally died. I’m writing trying to find an alternate way of recording the podcast (of which there are many, I have no doubt. Please be patient and the podcast will be up and running again in aContinue reading “Temporary Delay”
In Spain for a week or two
Hi everyone, I will be away for about ten days so I won’t be recording a podcast until I am back, but I will add a few things to the blog. Speak to you all soon. Nick
The bombing of Rotterdam
After the swift capitulation of Denmark and Norway, it was assumed by the Wehrmacht that the low countries would be easy to defeat. Whilst Belgium and the Netherlands stood no chance of victory in the long run, the Dutch Army showed surprising resiliance against the German invaders and fought tenaciously. It was this resistance thatContinue reading “The bombing of Rotterdam”
Lebensraum, Genocide and Nazi Racial Colonial Utopianism
Hitler, a cautious dictator for the first couple of years of his rule, had become reckless by 1941, and had gambled everything on a swift victory in the USSR. If Stalin’s regime could be crushed and thirty million Russians starved to death as a result, then there would be enough living space for Aryan GermanContinue reading “Lebensraum, Genocide and Nazi Racial Colonial Utopianism”
Putting dictators to shame
One key aspect of British imperial nostalgia is the argument that most former colonies from the 1950s onwards were mired in corruption. Whilst countries like Kenya and Uganda saw wealth from natural resources and loans from western banks syphoned off into the accounts of presidents and generals, the purpose of this article isn’t to offerContinue reading “Putting dictators to shame”