Guy Walters

Revisiting Nazi myths

Products of paranoid imaginations, less closely linked than might appear

Deep waters

David Laws demolishes a conspiracy theory about the death of Lord Kitchener and does it very classily indeed

Hero in war, victim in peace

"Airey Neave knew what it meant to fight for freedom, had cheated death many times during the war, and yet he would die a violent death during a time of peace"

From Berlin to Beijing

The tradition of the Olympic torch relay is not ancient and has nothing to do with Greece. It was in fact an invention of the Third Reich

Underrated: Abroad

The ravenous longing for the infinite possibilities of “otherwhere”

The king of cakes

"Yuletide revels were designed to see you through the dark days — and how dark they seem today"