Tag: world history

Review: The Taste Of War: World War Two And The Battle For Food – Lizzie Collingham

This was a fascinating read, far more so than I’d expected. I’d picked this book up hoping for some kind of history of rationing and the British wartime food drive – ‘Dig for Victory’ and all that. What I actually got was an incredibly well-researched, comprehensive and thoroughly interesting history of the role food played in the Second World War… Read more →

Review: Pale Rider: The Spanish Flu of 1918 and How it Changed the World – Laura Spinney

The First World War looms large in our collective cultural memory, arguable even larger than the Second World War, though more people died in that conflict. This has been ascribed to a multitude of factors – the pointless, the waste, the static pace, the fact that the ‘War to End All Wars’ only served to give rise to another, the… Read more →