Rachel Dinning is the Premium Content Editor at HistoryExtra. She joined the BBC History Magazine team in 2017 after working as a news reporter for the Gloucestershire Gazette, where she covered local news stories and interviewed politicians including former prime minister Boris Johnson. 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 award-winning HistoryExtra 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.