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"Mr Gorbachev, tear down that wall"

I vividly remember November 1989, I was in form two (12 years old) in Mr Brock’s class at St Peters School in Cambridge, and we watched on television (of course not live) the events in Berlin as the Wall “came down”.   626 more words

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Five Excellent Television Series of 2016

Part of Channel Four’s excellent Walter Presents… project.

Undercover: One of the best BBC dramas in 2016.

Happy Valley:This drama from the BBC was gripping. … 29 more words


When to stay and when to go – 40 years of tough choices

I don’t read a lot of books for adults these days.  It might be my abysmally short attention span.  It might be the pretty colors in the graphic novels and picture books.  389 more words

Book Review

The Other Germany

Towards the end of the 1980s a British film team was allowed to travel to East Germany and make a documentary in the GDR. They went to Rostock where they interviewed a group of dockers, male and female. 37 more words

Anglo-German Relations

In Her Own Words - Mom Tells Her Story

This is transcribed from a handwritten text of a speech my mother gave at the invitation of her hospice group. I left in spelling errors because they make it sound the way she spoke, and reflects her German birth and upbringing. 1,347 more words

East Prussia

The Soviet Union officially collapsed on this day 25 years ago

On this day 25 years ago, the Soviet Union officially collapsed.

USSR president Mikhail Gorbachev resigned on Christmas Day 1991, hammering in the final nail in the coffin of the Union. 387 more words


Ultras Aufkleber of the Week - 1. FC Union Berlin

The Football fan who prefers to go down the pub with his freshly washed Spurs shirt and chat all friendly with peers wearing Arsenal, Man City and Villa merch will maybe not know Union Berlin. 88 more words