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27.01.17 | Philip Woods

The long retreat of the British-Indian army fighting in Burma during 1942 was given good coverage in the western press. Philip Woods’ new book is the first scholarly analysis of media coverage of this retreat, focusing on newsreel, magazine and newspaper correspondents.

18.01.17 | Magnus Marsden

A massive freight train from China, dubbed the ‘East Wind’, arrives in Barking, London. A courier of thousands of cheap Chinese goods, it is also marks changing times for global trade.

10.01.17 | Andrew Harding

Somalis are returning from exile to help rebuild Mogadishu, but continue to face the threat of violence and an impenetrable bureaucracy.