Book Review: Reg Birch: Engineer, Trade Unionist, Communist by Will Podmore

This biography by Will Podmore was published in 2004 on the tenth anniversary of the death of Reg Birch, Executive Committee member of the AEEU (Britain’s one time largest engineering union) a militant trade unionist and a communist. Reg Birch founded the first organisation to split from the Communist Party of Great Britain and which Read more about Book Review: Reg Birch: Engineer, Trade Unionist, Communist by Will Podmore[…]

Chinese Communist Critiques of Soviet Society

Although relations between the Communist Party of the Soviet Union and the Communist Party of China had always been subject to certain tensions, it was only after Nikita Khrushchov’s denunciation of Stalin at the 20th. Congress of the CPSU in 1956 that Mao Tse-tung and the CPC began to publicly criticise the political line of Read more about Chinese Communist Critiques of Soviet Society[…]

Stalingrad

THE TURNING POINT IN WORLD WAR II The film Stalingrad (Director Joseph Vilsmaier, 1994), which depicts the defeat of the German Sixth Army in the winter of 1942-3, is a competent piece of film making which will engage the interest of audiences. However the view the film gives us of this epic battle leaves a Read more about Stalingrad[…]