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An air cadet at the national memorial to the Battle of Britain in Folkestone (PA)

Was the Battle of Britain worth it?

As the 75th anniversary of the airborne battle is celebrated, Britain is still deluded about the terrible mistakes made by the country’s wartime leaders

Allied soldiers marching to battle on the road to St Vith

Antony Beevor gives a vital historical insight into the Ardennes offensive of 1944

Dietrich von Hildebrand

An English translation of Dietrich von Hildebrand’s documentation of Hitler’s evil makes for inspiring reading

'This beautifully put-together film followed the lives of Caribbeans who had to navigate their way through a complex racial order'

In praise of a history documentary with an important cause at its heart

Sir Martin Gilbert remained serene before the record of history

A friend who told us the truth

Sir Martin Gilbert was granted the greatest gift that a biographer could ask for, a subject truly heroic to write about

Vladimir Putin pushes the myth about the way Russia is being encircled by the West (PA)

Benedict XVI spoke presciently about the ‘dictatorship of relativism’

Clive James

James is a ‘pugnacious and provocative’ writer but Cultural Amnesia is not without flaws

Armenian Orthodox believers stand with Armenian flags at a cathedral in Moscow in 2012 to mark the anniversary of the mass killing of the Armenian people by Ottoman Turks (PA)

We must not forget Armenia’s suffering

Armenia has arguably produced more martyrs than anywhere else, given that the victims of the genocide were killed in hatred of the Faith

Catholics are sternly warned against attending  séances (PA)

I attended a séance when I was a student and I would never do it again

The Grenadier Guards are watched by a crowd as they leave Wellington Barracks in London for active service in France at the beginning of the Great War (CNS)

After a century of two world wars we know better that it is rarely the solution to human conflict