The events of May and early June 1940 were equal parts disaster and Miracle. For France, it was a complete disaster – a total military defeat by… 21 more words
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The Times then was a newspaper like no other in the world, an institutionalized anomaly, a national fact of life standing somewhere, perhaps, between the BBC and the Lord Chamberlain’s Office, with detectable undertones of the College of Arms… Even in those last days of the British Empire foreigners still took The Times to be an organ of the British Government, and respected — or disrespected its edicts accordingly.
I like talking to the dead, they don’t answer back. I like stories about the dead from the First War War. Sure I like the stock in trade stories of bravery, the tales of valour. 395 more words