Rachel Dinning is the Digital Editorial Assistant at HistoryExtra.com. She joined the BBC History Magazine team in 2017 after working as a news reporter for the Gloucestershire Gazette, where she once interviewed Boris Johnson about his love of milkshakes. She has a degree in English literature and a master's degree in journalism – but has always had a passion for history, specifically the Second World War era. Rachel has interviewed a number of expert speakers for the History Extra podcast, from historian Dan Jones to film director Peter Jackson. You can find her on Twitter @racheldinning, where she tweets everything from cat GIFs to her favourite historical facts.