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Wave which swept the city during the war and the race disturbances that occurred during 1943 44 this title is a welcome addition to the growing historical knowledge of leicestershires wartime history highlighting often overlooked aspects of the wartime history of leicestershire during the second world war. Wartime sexual violence is rape or other forms of sexual violence committed by combatants during armed conflict war or military occupation often as spoils of war but sometimes particularly in ethnic conflict the phenomenon has broader sociological motiveswartime sexual violence may also include gang rape and rape with objects it is distinguished from sexual harassment sexual assaults . Every autumn and usually in october the market town of pickeringhosts a very popular 1940s wartime weekend much of the event takes place around the north york moors railway with authentic steam trains departing regularly for levishamor le visham as it is called for the weekend where a french village occupied by german troops is recreated . Rania abouzeids account of the conflict in syria is a remarkably well written history that brings a compelling human feel to the absolute hell that has been syria since the 2011 uprising