Under Boris Johnson, Putin, and Trump, the world has uncanny parallels to 1945

Victory in Europe was made possible by a remarkable military collaboration between the main anti-Axis powers – the US, Russia and Britain. But the three-way relationship, between Franklin D Roosevelt, Joseph Stalin and Winston Churchill, was never easy, and it set a pattern of national rivalry, suspicion, fear and distrust that persists to this day.

On the trail of a Nazi war criminal: ‘It’s my duty as a son to find the good in my father’

East West Street author Philippe Sands uncovers secrets and lies on the trail of Otto Wächter, his devoted wife – and the son brought up to believe his father was a decent man

Frances Perkins: She came to the rescue during the Great Depression. Now her work is still aiding jobless Americans

Sometimes great ideas are born in moments of crisis. Such was the case for one Great Depression heroine, born 140 years ago today, whose life’s work is still benefiting millions of jobless Americans during the coronavirus pandemic.Meet Frances Perkins: the first female member of a presidential cabinet, and the chief architect behind many New Deal programs that live on 85 years later.