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WHAT LINKS A Red Cross prisoner of war parcel with an engagement ring and an old and cracked bar of commercially-made hand soap? 797 more words

Book Review – Once We Were Brothers (Ronald H. Balson)

Books about the Holocaust and Nazis fascinate me to no end. Yet, no matter how many I read, I’m still shocked each time I encounter the cruelty that was inflicted upon such a large part of the human race. 411 more words

Book Review

There is hope for Rohingya refugees fleeing genocide - so long as history doesn’t repeat itself

Issy Sawkins
University of Exeter

The United Nations has finally called for the investigation and prosecution of Myanmar’s top military command for crimes of genocide against the Rohingya Muslim population of the Rakhine State. 1,490 more words

Imperial & Global History

On Sumner Beach: Picturing Canterbury

As described by the Photo Hunt entrant in 2016, “This is my father and mother on Sumner Beach just before dad went for about (I think over) four years to the Second World War. 179 more words

Christchurch And Canterbury

The sinking of the Royal Oak


JUST BEFORE MIDNIGHT ON OCTOBER 13, 1939. and Britain and Germany have been at war less than six weeks.

U-47, a German Type VII U-boat creeps into Scapa Flow – a huge body of water covering 120 square miles or more than 300 square kilometres – off the northeast of Scotland. 719 more words



Today let’s watch a famous Luchino Visconti’s movies:
“The damned”

The Damned is a 1969 Italian-German drama film written and directed by Luchino Visconti. 638 more words