History Of War Issue 61
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Published 1st November
This November marks the final milestone of the centenary years of World War I. Over four years of warfare on a previously unthinkable scale had ended with the signing of the Armistice in the early hours, in a small train carriage, a century ago. It was peace at last, ‘never again’, ‘the war to end all wars’, and so on.
As Dr Jonathan Krause explains in issue 61’s cover feature, history is far more complex than this neat ending. In the aftermath of WWI, new regimes and states battled for dominance across the world. Far from a lasting peace, this so-called ‘inter-war’ period – Foch’s correctly predicted ‘20 years armistice’ – resulted in yet more bloodshed and carnage.
Also in this issue of History of War, we spoke with Windrush veteran Allan Wilmot about his experiences serving in the RAF and Royal Navy during WWII; this month’s Great Battles takes a look at one of the greatest US military disasters, the Fall of Bataan; plus, uncover the daring mission of Witold Pilecki, who infiltrated Auschwitz to expose the Nazi atrocities to the world.