Contents

JUNE 2011

FEATURES

The end of the First World War

22 Why didn’t the Allies march on Berlin in 1918? David Stevenson analyses the political motivations that shaped the Armistice

28 The German view Benjamin Ziemann examines the rise of the German citizen-soldier

30 How the war was won Jeremy Black explains how the Allies turned retreat into victory in 1918

34 The sacrifice of Captain Kidd Angus Konstam argues that the execution of the infamous ‘pirate’ was a gross miscarriage of justice

41 Ireland’s milestone moments From the arrival of the gospel to the Good Friday Agreement, Neil Hegarty selects 11 events that shaped a nation

48 Words on war Rob Attar considers how advances in technology have changed the nature of war reporting over the past century

50 Barbarossa and Britain Britain would have been facing defeat if Hitler’s forces had conquered the Soviet Union, argues David Reynolds

56 Life with the lions The Tower of London was home to a menagerie for 600 years. We meet some of its most memorable inhabitants

58 A very British uprising Eugene Byrne tells the story of the squatters who set up home in disused military camps in the summer of 1946

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39 Opinion by Amanda Vickery

47 Big days in history by Dominic Sandbrook

61 Changing times by Chris Bowlby

63 Book reviews 11 new history books reviewed

75 TV&Radio What’s on in June

Out&About 78 Where history happened: The Jacobites 84 100 Places that Made Britain: Royal Festival Hall 86 Ten things to do this month 88 Ye olde travel guide: New Orleans in 1858

Miscellany 93 Q&A: Your historical questions answered 96 Prize crossword: Win The King’s Speech on DVD 97 Puzzles

98 My history hero by Ian McMillan

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