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  1. The Unfree French- Life Under the Occupation

    Posted Dec 09th 2007, 12:00am by Tim Cribb

    ... prisoners of war or forced labourers, many women became involved with German soldiers, with an estimated 200,000 babies born as a result. When France was liberated, those women had their heads ... Although 4,000 Jewish children under 12 years old were rounded up for the Auschwitz death camp, there were villages that hid Jews and a passive resistance helped save 250,000 lives. A priest puts ...

  2. War veteran endured horrors of two camps

    Posted Mar 08th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Cathrino Maria da Silva, who was a member of the Portuguese Company of the Hong Kong Volunteer Defence Corps, survived both the fighting and prisoner of war camps in Hong Kong and Japan. The former corporal spent three years and eight months in prisoner of war camps. An active leader and spokesman for surviving PoWs, Arthur Gomes, recalled knowing da Silva before the war. Both men were among ...

  3. Blair cleared, but he's not out of the woods yet

    Posted Jan 30th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Tony Blair has emerged smiling from his 'week of hell'. With the decision by a judicial inquiry to clear him of blame for events leading to the death of a government weapons scientist, the British prime minister has survived his biggest crisis s ...

  4. Charm offensive

    Posted Apr 24th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... People line up outside the People's Liberation Army headquarters in Central to get tickets to visit one of the three PLA bases in the city on Labour Day, next Monday. With a maximum of three tickets each, some queued up more than once to guarantee admittance for family and friends. A few early birds even camped out on Saturday night to be first in line. Since the handover, ...

  5. Institute to mark Auschwitz anniversary

    Posted Jan 23rd 2005, 12:00am by Clarence Tsui

    ... of the Auschwitz death camp. The institute's director, Jurgen Keil, said that while the event was not part of its mandated cultural work it was important to commemorate the lives of those who died ... Free in Deathland Europa'), an ironic take on the Nazi slogan that marked entrances to death camps. The five-hour theatre piece was created by Israel's Akko Theatre Group in the early ...

  6. Tamil Nadu refugees wait in vain for help

    Posted Jan 11th 2005, 12:00am by Maseeh Rahman

    ... in the north and east of the island nation in the early 1990s, and were accommodated on the Indian mainland in makeshift government camps to await their return home. They have survived over the years by working as coolies, vendors or construction labourers. Children born in the seaside camps have never seen their homeland. The tsunami has only added to their misery. 'My 13-year-old daughter ...

  7. Concerns over Olympics as Uygurs linked to terror camp

    Posted Jul 10th 2008, 12:00am by Raymond Li

    ... Raymond Li Suspects killed or caught in Xinjiang 'had jihad training' Police in Xinjiang claim that 15 people who were killed or arrested during a security raid on Tuesday had links to a terror training camp, renewing fears of attacks on the mainland with less than one month to go until the start of the Beijing Olympics. Quoting a spokesman for the Public Security ...

  8. The Bridge on the River Kwai

    Posted May 11th 2011, 12:00am

    ... in Thailand. Plot: After the surrender of Singapore in 1942, a group of captured British soldiers is taken to a Japanese prison camp in western Thailand. There, they are chain-ganged into building a strategically vital bridge over the River Kwai. The unit's commander, Colonel Nicholson, immediately clashes with the camp's cruel leader, Colonel Saito, over the appalling conditions ...

  9. 40 hurt as Macau labour rally turns ugly

    Posted May 02nd 2010, 12:00am by Fox Yi Hu

    ... workers who charged at a police cordon in a protest against illegal labour and runaway house prices. Thirty-two police officers, four protesters, two journalists and three passers-by were injured ... in the labour rally, police said. At midnight, dozens were still at the scene of the clashes where a police cordon remained in place. 'Workers' discontent is raging because illegal labourers ...

  10. POW camp to be historical site

    Posted Oct 10th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... A prisoner-of-war camp that Japanese forces in Liaoning used during the second world war is to be protected as an historical site. The camp will mark Japan's history of invasion in China - evidence that must be maintained, according to state media. he camp was used to intern allied forces held captive in Shenyang, capital of the northeastern province. Zhang Yibo, 76, ...




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