The history of Auschwitz
Laurence Rees's 'Auschwitz' is the world's bestselling book on the history of the camp.
Dr Frank Stucke
A brilliant German academic and journalist has died.
World class historians
Many of the greatest WW2 experts in the world are interviewed at length, exclusively for WW2History.com.
War in Italy
The mountainous terrain of Italy proved tough going for the Allies- did the success justify the sacrifice?
Prisoner in Auschwitz
As one of the first prisoners to be sent to Auschwitz, Jerzy Bielecki suffered many of the initial horrors of the place – including the infamous 'hanging' torture.
Churchill meets Stalin in Moscow
Churchill had made the arduous journey to Moscow to try and deal with Stalin’s anger that the ‘Second Front’ – the Western Allies' planned landing in France – would not take place until 1943 at the earliest.
Laurence Rees is an acclaimed historian and filmmaker who has specialised in writing books and making TV documentary series about the Second World War for twenty years. In 2006 he won the British Book Award for history book of the year for 'Auschwitz: the Nazis and the 'Final Solution''. His many television awards include a BAFTA, a Grierson Award, a Broadcasting Press Guild Award, a BANFF festival award, an International Documentary Award, a Broadcast Award and a George Foster Peabody Award.
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"Rees knows a vast amount about the Second World War and his judgments can seldom be faulted."
Sir Max Hastings, Sunday Times.
"Scholars across the world owe a considerable debt of gratitude to Laurence Rees for his immense and unique contribution to historical understanding."
From the citation awarding Laurence Rees an Honorary Doctorate, University of Sheffield
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