Welcome to the pilot episode of our new long-form series on the second world war.
David Jamieson and Andy Bowden will look at the origins, course and consequences of WW2.
Their concept is that the war is the foundational story – the ‘received text’ – of the modern world, providing justification for the social order. In consequence, the true history of WW2 has been lost, not to indifference or ignorance but to cultural obsession and mystification.
In coming editions, the hosts will speak to a range of experts and historians, providing a fresh picture of the war and its meaning.