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Churchill’s Days of Destiny
It is 3pm on Monday 13 May 1940. Winston Churchill has just made his first speech as prime minister to the House of Commons. He has announced that he has “nothing to offer but blood, toil, tears and sweat”, and has pledged himself to a policy of wagi
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Scott’s Antarctic Dreams Are Dashed
Dominic Sandbrook is a historian and presenter. His Radio 4 show on The Real Summer of Love is available at Archive on 4 Robert Falcon Scott (stood centre) and his ill-fated Antarctic expedition party reach the south pole on 17 January 1912. A Nor
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Riddle beneath La Rambla
Riverrun, 592 pages, £20 Daniel Amat is leading a comfortable life as an academic in Oxford when he is summoned back to his native Barcelona by news of his father’s death. The Catalonian city is in a state of febrile excitement. The year is 1888 and