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The Monuments Men (2014)

The Monuments Men is, as you’d expect just from looking at it, really, a naf, amateur, missing-the-point, Hollywood version of Tarantino’s Inglorious Basterds (excusing the obvious plot discrepancies). 436 more words

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The Fog of Public Relief, East London Observer, Saturday 29 August 1914

East London Observer

Saturday 29 August 1914

The Fog of Public Relief

The great military experts of Fleet-Street, who every night and morning does us hot and strong with entertaining fictions concerning the disposition of the opposing forces on the Continent, explain that their lack of precise information is due to ‘the fog of war’.

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News From 1914-18

A star born on Earth, is now in Heaven - Richard Attenborough 1923 - 2014

News Article.

It is with great displeasure that I read today, that Lord Richard Attenborough, one of Cambridge’s and Britain’s leading Film Actors, Producers and Directors, has passed on. 240 more words


An Epitaph

No. 93.

(August 1945)

We in our pride
Reared great cities skyward,
Bent to our will
The inmost source of being,
Blazed. And died.

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The G.Is. in Pontypool during the war

I recently received the following email from Craig Smith:

“I was doing some research on a story about German POWs (written for Wikipedia) and was trawling local newspapers for information about the first German bomber to be brought down in the UK (in Newport no less) during WW2.

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Don't Lets Be Beastly To The Germans - Noel Coward

Chock-full of good old English war-time humour, today we cover one of – if not my – favourite World War Two songs; “Don’t Lets Be Beastly To The Germans”, by the incomparable Noel Coward. 221 more words


Women in World War One

I know a fair bit about my grandfathers’ lives during Word War One. It’s always easy to find out about men’s lives in wartime. In the case of servicemen, every posting is recorded in their service records. 224 more words