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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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’.
I recently received the following email from Craig Smith:
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“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.
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