The host of the Hardcore History podcast joins War College to discuss some of the most powerful figures in history – men and women who burned down the world they were born into and — many generations later — are sometimes credited with laying the foundation for progress. But that doesn’t mean that’s what the arsonist set out to do, or that the people in their way were happy to pay the price.
The Great Debate
As Russia moved into Crimea in March, annexed it and then began to create, promote and support separatist movements in eastern Ukraine, commentators and citizens alike worried about a “new Cold War.” Others compared Russian President Vladimir Putin’s land grab to Nazi Germany’s 1938 annexation of Czechoslovakia’s Sudetenland.
from The Great Debate UK:
- Terry Charman is Senior Historian at the Imperial War Museum in London. He studied Modern History and Politics at the University of Reading and while there interviewed Adolf Hitler's architect Albert Speer. He specializes in the political, diplomatic, social and cultural aspects of the World Wars, and wrote "The German Home Front 1939-1945" and "Outbreak 1939: The World Goes To War". He is curator of the exhibition Outbreak 1939 at the museum. The opinions expressed are his own. -