World War Two

butterfly naxi apennines

A chance encounter with a butterfly-catching Nazi

June 17, 2019 12:32 pm

A Slightly Foxed Editions feature

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Love and War in the Apennines

June 10, 2019 10:59 am

On Eric Newby’s wartime memoir: A Slightly Foxed books essay

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The hunt for the Führer

March 29, 2019 12:54 pm

How Hugh Trevor-Roper unraveled the mystery of Hitler’s death: A Slightly Foxed books essay

virginia hall

The Lady with the Limp: homage to the one-legged Virginia Hall, SOE’s ‘most dangerous’ agent

March 28, 2019 12:24 pm

A Woman of No Importance: The Untold Story of the American Spy Who Helped Win World War II by Sonia Purnell reviewed

richard sorge

Richard Sorge: the Soviet Union’s master spy

March 14, 2019 9:22 am

An Impeccable Spy: Richard Sorge, Stalin’s Master Agent by Owen Matthews reviewed

winston churchill

Americans love Churchill for his humor and courage

March 7, 2019 10:21 am

The enthusiasm for all things Churchillian is stronger now than at any time since his death

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How much did Churchill owe to Shakespeare?

December 14, 2018 12:42 pm

An exhibition in Washington explores the Bard’s influence on the British Prime Minister