On 10 May 1941, Hitler’s deputy Rudolf Hess flew solo to Scotland to try to broker peace with Britain. Following on from Katherine Quinlan-Flatter's post, British historian Linda Parker picks up the extraordinary story of Hess' flight, and the aftermath.
On 10 May 1941, Hitler’s deputy Rudolf Hess flew solo to Scotland to try to broker peace with Britain. German researcher and journalist Katherine Quinlan-Flatter tells us more about Hess' role in Nazi Germany and the events leading up to his flight 80 years ago.
This year marks the 40th anniversary of the creation of the Greenham Common Peace Camp in 1981. As part of her work placement, student Celia Oultram-Turner researched IWM collections on this topic and in this blog shares some of her highlights.
The Devil’s Porridge Museum have recently embarked on an ambitious new project called ‘The Miracle Workers Research Project’, which aims to find out more about the 30,000 individuals involved at HM Factory Gretna during the First World War. Research Assistant Laura Noakes tells us more in this guest blog post.
In this guest post Dr Diana Wilkins tells us about the stories uncovered as part of the project Shalom Sussex: The Jewish Community in WW1, for which she was the research co-ordinator.
A 19-metre-long section of brick wall near the waterfront in Southampton, known as ‘The D-Day Wall’ still bears the graffiti left by US troops, 76 years ago. SSN Member Helen Wallbridge, from the Maritime Archaeology Trust, tells us about a project to research and preserve it.
SSN Members and researchers Linda Parker and Katherine Quinlan-Flatter share different perspectives of the British bombing of the German city of Karlsruhe, in the Second World War. In this post, Linda shares her research using British sources.
SSN Members and researchers Linda Parker and Katherine Quinlan-Flatter share different perspectives of the British bombing of the German city of Karlsruhe, in the Second World War. In this post, Katherine shares her research from the German point of view.
Find out how a chance descent into a 1950’s Cold War Bunker on the North Sea Coast, inspired SSN Member and photographer Lee Karen Stow to uncover the stories of the women who worked there.
This month marks the 105th anniversary of the tragic and untimely death of Nurse Caroline Maud Edwards during the First World War. In this guest blog post, SSN member and author Andrew Hemmings shares her story.