Travel: Nuremberg Rally Grounds

After visiting the Documentation Centre Nazi Party Rally Grounds (see my last blog post for my thoughts on the exhibition) the next stop was to the Rally Grounds themselves. We followed the information board trail from the museum and around the lake in the direction of Zeppelin Field (Zeppelinfeld). The trail was a great addition […]

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Book Review: Inside Hitler’s Bunker: The Last Days of the Third Reich – Joachim Fest

The tag line for the book is ‘The classic account of one of the most dramatic final acts in modern history’ and I couldn’t agree more – the book really is both dramatic and a classic. The historical narrative is wonderfully constructed and is clear and easy to understand and follow. The book is very […]

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Travel: Berlin and WW2

Following on from my last travel post here is part two of my Berlin trip – the World War Two focus. With a couple of exceptions, World War Two has less of a physical presence in modern day Berlin. Commemoration seems to be more understated and much less commercialised so it sometimes meant a bit […]

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Travel: The Berlin Wall Remembered

As I’m preparing for my trip to Nuremberg I inevitably began reflecting on my last history-based trip back in 2016 to Berlin. I had a very fulfilling trip and experienced many poignant things, focused on Berlin’s rich history. In this blog post I will focus on the sites we visited based on remembering the Berlin Wall. […]

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