<< Home > << Explaining History
Fifteen minutes of 20th Century History for students and enthusiasts.
February 2017 Episodes:
- The Fate of Europe's Collaborators - 1945
- At the end of the Second World War, savage reprisals against anyone suspected of collaborating with the Nazis swept Europe. In many instances, however, political and personal motivations led to widespread violence and killing.
- Kennedy, the CIA and Vietnam 1960-1963
- In November 1963, shortly before he was assassinated, John F Kennedy ordered the overthrow of President Ngo Dinh Diem of South Vietnam. Diem, a corrupt authoritarian had become an embarrassment and his lack of support meant the likelihood of a communist takeover in Vietnam was steadily growing.