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1989 STUNNED SILENCE

On the morning after a military crackdown on protests in Tiananmen Square, the citizens of Beijing walk around in shock, surveying the damage. What started as a peaceful protest in April calling for democratic reform turned into bloodshed on the night of 3/4 June, when martial law was declared and the army sent in. Tanks were set alight after the army fired on protestors. The death toll is estimated at around 10,000, yet the Chinese government denies this.

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In this month's issue… Hitler's rise to power How a failed painter on the fringes of local politics managed to hoodwink a nation and become - against all likelihood - the Fürher. Plus: 250 years of the circus; the Kingmaker's comeuppance in the War of the Roses battle of Barnet; famous folk who died broke in spite of their achievements; women who fought against the suffragette movement; and the strangely enthralling history of the toilet. Watch out for X.