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City of dust: visitors to an exhibition in Dresden study a 360-degree panorama of
the city after the Allied raids in February 1945

Dresden bombing 70 years on: A survivor recalls the horror he witnessed in the German city

British rifleman Victor Gregg was being held as a PoW by the Germans in Dresden when the Allies bombed the city in 1945. He witnessed unimaginable carnage that brought him decades of mental turmoil. This is his eyewitness account of the firestorm he left behind

A far-right Pegida rally outside the Frauenkirche church in Dresden – their protests have attracted crowds of up to 25,000 people

Dresden Armageddon 70 years on: the shadow of extremism hangs over the birthplace of the Pegida - a city once devastated by Allied bombing during WWII

As the anniversary of the raids is commemorated on Friday, Tony Paterson looks at how resentment still lingers, providing fertile soil for far-right and anti-Muslim groups such as Pegida

The Margherita is regarded as the authentic Naples pizza

Pizza did not originate in Naples, claims food historian

Giuseppe Nocca says church records from the Dark Ages in Gaeta, Lazio, are the earliest reference to the classic Italian dish

Lady Butler’s painting Scotland Forever! – the Greys actually advanced at the trot because of the broken ground (Alamy)

Battle of Waterloo bicentenary: Scots Greys to charge again in re-enactment to mark anniversary of Napoleon's final defeat

Two centuries after the battle in Belgium, one of Britain's most famous regiments is reforming

Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin feeds a horse during his vacation in the Republic of Tyva, Russia, in August 2009

Joseph Stalin's grandson says 'brainless show-off' Vladimir Putin should learn from Soviet-era tyrant's example

Yevgeny Dzhugashvili took a Russian newspaper to the European Court of Human Rights over an article calling his grandfather a 'bloodthirsty cannibal' – and lost

Minister David Livingstone believed religion and trade would civilise Africa

Dr Livingstone's Zambezi expedition would have failed without the intervention of an overlooked African king

New academic paper claims Scottish missionary was 'entirely dependent' on the 19-year-old ruler of the Kololo people

Margaret Aston: Historian who illuminated the study of religious life in England between the late Middle Ages and the Civil War

She was an authority on the role played by images and printing in changes to religious belief

A demonstrator, protesting the shooting death of teenager Michael Brown, stands his ground as police fire tear gas in Ferguson

Ferguson decision: What is tear gas and what does it do to your body?

Tear gas was recently used to disperse crowds in Ferguson, Missouri

George Hackney, pictured in Poulainville, Picardy, Northern France

Previously unseen WW1 moments revealed in photographs by soldier George Hackney

Experts believe hundreds more photos by Hackney could yet emerge

German Chancellor Angela Merkel speaks during the central commemorative event at the Berlin Wall Memorial Bernauer Strasse on 9 November 2014

Fall of the Berlin Wall: Angela Merkel hails historic moment 25 years ago as proof to the world that ‘dreams can come true’

German Chancellor speaks at memorial site in Berlin to mark anniversary

A reversed version of the first photograph ever to include a human being - and how the street in Paris looks today

This is the first ever photograph of a human – and how the scene it was taken in looks today

Unknown man who stopped to have his shoes shined would have had no idea he was making history

Adolf Hitler's personal copy of Mein Kampf falls £40,000 short of estimate at auction

The Fuhrer's book was expected to fetch £62,000, but was sold for just £18,800

Fall of the Berlin Wall, from the archive: The day the Iron Curtain broke open

Eventually, East Germany accepted the inevitable. Patricia Clough reported the news

Mikhail Gorbachev (left), and Erich Honecker in 1986

Fall of the Berlin Wall: It was thanks to Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev that this symbol of division fell

He believed liberalism was consistent with Communism, but he was wrong. The forces of democracy he unleashed toppled the Wall, and it is because of him this occurred without bloodshed

Berliners from East and West celebrate at the Brandenburg Gate

Fall of the Berlin Wall, from the archive: ‘Hammers chip away as the oranges are brought home...’

A dispatch from Terry Coleman vividly captured the euphoria of reunited Berliners

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