July 18th

On this day in 1925, Adolf Hitler published the first volume of his seminal piece, Mein Kampf. Entitled A Reckoning, the book outlined Hitler’s upbringing in Austria, increasing anti-Semitism and Darwinian, militaristic worldview. The book also serves to outline Hitler’s personal disdain for the other ‘world evil’ – communism – and his commitment to overthrowing German…

July 1st

July 1st, 1916, marked the first day of the 4 month Battle of the Somme and saw the worst losses in the history of the British Army, with over 57,000 casualties and nearly 20,000 deaths. The first day of the battle saw some successes, with the French forces pushing the German Second Army back considerably.…