Nigel Jones

Defeat into victory: Grant after the battle of Cold Harbor, June 1864 Ulysses S. Grant is considered one of the great commanders in history and one...
Among the heroes who, at great risk to their own lives, saved thousands of Jews from the Holocaust under the noses of the Nazis, few deserve a more...

Churchill and Hitler painted scenes of the Western Front while in remarkably close proximity to one another.

In many ways Wilkie Collins encapsulates, in his diminutive 5ft 6ins (though Andrew Lycett is careful to point out that this was an average male...
This remarkable rediscovery is both a rarity and an oddity. A rarity because full-length eye-witness accounts of the Spanish Civil War by well-...

Nigel Jones on the redemption sought by the assassin of Weimar Germany’s foreign minister.

Horst Wessel, or so ran the propaganda legend created by Goebbels, was the ideal Nazi hero. Young, idealistic and dedicated to the movement for which...
Eleven years ago Sönke Neitzel, a German historian based at Glasgow University, stumbled on the sort of documentary treasure trove that other...
There is a huge contrast, almost a yawning gulf, between the pathetic inadequacy of Heinrich Himmler as a man – let alone the Aryan supermen he...
It is instructive to compare the decline and post-Second World War destiny of the British and French empires. Whereas a Labour government in Britain...