Maeve Underwood

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The ‘Winter War’ of 1939-1940, also known as the Russo-Finnish War, saw the tiny Finnish Army take on the might of the Soviet Union’s gigantic Red Army.There was mistrust between the two countries. Finland believed the Soviet Union wanted to expand...

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Within the first six months of the First World War, more than 1.3 million prisoners were held in Europe. Accommodating so many POWs was a huge problem for all countries involved. Allegations of cruelty and neglect were commonplace.Treaties covering...

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During the First World War, Britain came under attack from the air, putting civilians in the firing line for the very first time.  At the start of the war, Britain was ill-prepared to deal with the threat from enemy airships and aircraft....