Seventy years after Hitler’s soldiers were driven from Paris, Cambridge University Library is staging the first-ever exhibition to examine the outpouring of literary works that followed the German retreat from French soil.
The ‘monuments men’ were a multinational unit of the Allied Forces who operated behind enemy lines during the Second World War to safeguard artistic and cultural treasures. Among them was historian Ronald Balfour, Fellow of King’s College, who lost his life 69 years ago.
Previously unseen archive footage has been made available online which shows student life in Cambridge at the start of the Second World War.
A five-year research project will examine East Asia’s emergence and struggle for self-definition after the fall of the Japanese Empire.
Saturday 23 June marks the centenary of the birth of Alan Turing - mathematical genius, hero of the WWII code breakers of Bletchley Park, and father of modern computing. To celebrate, a short film has been produced by the University. A blue plaque has been unveiled on the front of King’s College - where Turing was both a student and then a fellow.