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  1. Lifestyle - Books - HISTORY

    Book review: The Roar of the Lion, by Richard Toye

    Posted Oct 27th 2013, 04:36pm by GDN

    ... David Reynolds The Roar of the Lion: The Untold Story of Churchill's World War II Speeches by Richard Toye Oxford 4 stars David Reynolds Winston Churchill's wartime speeches ... have become immortal. His oratory has even been credited with helping win the war. Surprisingly, the British prime minister's words have not been subjected to close scrutiny- an omission ...

  2. News - World - HISTORY

    Film claims Hitler’s Eva Braun wife may have had Jewish ancestry

    Posted Apr 07th 2014, 09:33pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in London Hitler's wife 'may have had Jewish ancestry' Nazi leader Adolf Hitler's wife Eva Braun may have been of Jewish descent according to DNA analysis carried out for a British television documentary, the makers said. The anti-Semitic German leader responsible for the Holocaust married his long-term lover Braun shortly before ...

  3. News - World - HISTORY

    British agent infiltrated Nazi network in UK, newly-released files show

    Posted Feb 28th 2014, 11:26pm by BLOOM

    ... Bloomberg in London How 'Jack King' infiltrated Nazis' secret UK network Hundreds of British Nazi sympathisers were recruited into a network of spies and saboteurs during ... classified, British secrets including the development of the jet engine were kept from the Germans. The amazing tale has been concealed until now, with King's agents apparently living the rest ...

  4. News - World - HISTORY

    Napoleon’s death-bed nightshirt saved from auction at last minute

    Posted Mar 24th 2014, 09:10pm by GDN

    ... The Guardian in Paris Napoleon's last nightshirt saved from auction sale A sweat-stained nightshirt worn by Napoleon Bonaparte in 1821 as he lay dying on St Helena- cursing the British who had sent him into exile on the remote South Atlantic volcanic island- was withdrawn from an auction at the last moment. The item used by the French emperor as he fell into a coma, plus ...

  5. Lifestyle - Books - HISTORY

    Book review: The Bombers and the Bombed, by Richard Overy

    Posted Mar 16th 2014, 09:43am by James Ash

    ... a recent Allied bombing of the Bulgarian capital, Sofia, British prime minister Winston Churchill said: "If the medicine has done good, let them have more of it." Bulgaria was on the Axis side at the time, and an enemy of Britain and the US. But as British historian Richard Overy shows, the Allies also dished out plenty of their harsh medicine to the conquered European countries ...

  6. News - World - HISTORY

    Bones of King Richard III to be ground up for science

    Posted Feb 12th 2014, 09:05pm by AFP

    ... years ago, aims to provide a genetic archive for historians, researchers and the public. In one of the most significant archaeological finds of recent British history, the skeleton- ...

  7. News - World - HISTORY

    Washington gallery, movie honour 'monuments men' who saved Europe's cultural treasures

    Posted Feb 05th 2014, 09:05pm by AP

    ... the epicentre for lobbying president Franklin D. Roosevelt and the Allied forces in 1941 to prevent the destruction of Europe's monuments. Their efforts would create a corps of American and British ...

  8. News - China Insider - HISTORY

    Chinese demand apology as Indonesian communist-purge film gets Oscar nod

    Posted Jan 21st 2014, 03:32pm by Amy Li

    ... American-British director Joshua Oppenheimer invited members of one such "death squad" to re-enact their killings for the cameras. Dramatic scenes were produced to depict their memories ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - HISTORY

    Files on Hong Kong among secret British government archive

    Posted Oct 20th 2013, 06:57am by Ada Lee

    ... Ada Lee ada.lee@scmp.com Newly uncovered stash of British government documents includes papers on Hong Kong that may reveal handover negotiation details Files on city in secret U.K.archive ... high if stacked- are among some 1.2 million documents newly found to have been kept from public view. The British Foreign Office should have declassified the files and handed them ...

  10. News - World - HISTORY

    UK files detail Mikhail Gorbachev's bid to boost ties with West in 1984

    Posted Jan 03rd 2014, 01:11pm by Reuters

    ... London for his first major trip to Europe. I certainly found him a man one could do business with. I actually rather liked him Margaret Thatcher, former British prime minister Invited by British ... Office and Prime Minister’s Office in 1984 were deemed sensitive enough to be held in secret under the Public Records Act for 30 years. Sensitive British documents were kept secret for half ...




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