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  1. The Bridge on the River Kwai

    Posted May 11th 2011, 12:00am

    ... directed by famous filmmaker David Lean. The screenplay was based on a novel by French writer Pierre Boule. The characters and the plot of The Bridge on the River Kwai are fictional, ... hunger and abuse. The movie-makers toned down much of the brutality that actually took place when British PoWs were forced by their Japanese captors to build a railway bridge over the River Kwai ...

  2. Ballad of the Little Soldier

    Posted Mar 11th 2012, 12:00am

    ... outside the San Francisco screenings of his documentary, Ballad of the Little Soldier. The 45-minute piece has at its centre the Miskitos, an ethnic group then caught in the line of fire between ... means you can brainwash them?' asks Reichle, to which the soldier replies, 'Yes, you can brainwash them.' Ballad of the Little Soldier is a melancholic reflection about ...

  3. Little left to see on HK's Sun Yat-sen historical trail

    Posted Oct 09th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Jennifer Cheng jennifer.cheng@scmp.com Markers on the Dr Sun Yat-sen Historical Trail pepper Sheung Wan and Central- locations where the revolutionary leader spent his formative years and where history was made. The markers tell of the important role Hong ...

  4. Bridging the divide

    Posted Oct 29th 2004, 12:00am by Michael Richardson

    ... Michael Richardson It is sometimes said that Australia's close ties with the United States are at the expense of its ties with Asia in general, and Southeast Asia in particular. Yet some Southeast Asian countries also have close links with the US. Th ...

  5. A Terrible Glory: Custer And The Little Bighorn

    Posted Jun 15th 2008, 12:00am by Richard James Havis

    ... Richard James Havis A Terrible Glory: Custer And The Little Bighorn by James Donovan Little, Brown, HK$216 America's mythical characters generally have their roots in the Wild West. Few achieved the fame of George Armstrong Custer, the general of the Seventh Cavalry who lost his life, along with 257 of the 'Fighting Seventh', battling Sioux Indians at the Little ...

  6. More bomb blasts in India kill 15

    Posted Jul 27th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... with remote devices. Mr Ahmed declined to comment on reports that a little-known Islamic guerilla group- the Indian Mujahedeen- had telephoned a television station and accepted responsibility for the latest attack. Ahmedabad police said the first explosion was reported at about 6pm on a bridge in the city, which saw bloody Hindu-Muslim riots in 2002. 'All the explosions occurred within ...

  7. Uygur bombers pose little threat to venues, analysts say

    Posted Aug 11th 2008, 12:00am by Bill Savadove

    ... Bill Savadove in Beijing The Kuqa bombings bore the hallmarks of an act of terrorism by Uygurs seeking attention for their cause while China hosts the Olympics, but the threat of attacks on Games venues was low given the intense security, analysts said. T ...

  8. Little war gamers

    Posted Dec 27th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... to improve yourself in terms of tactics and painting [the figurines].' Most players see science fiction author H.G. Wells as the father of their hobby. In 1913, Wells wrote a book titled Little ...

  9. Palestinian farmers under attack hold little hope of truce

    Posted Nov 01st 2007, 12:00am by Ben Lynfield

    ... Ben Lynfield Not ready to leave relations with the Palestinians to her government or the army, academic Ruth Cohen is one of dozens of Israeli volunteers joining Arab farmers in harvesting olives in the hills of the occupied West Bank. Ms Cohen, 59, who t ...

  10. Belligerence is little more than bravado, say military experts

    Posted Jul 16th 2005, 12:00am by Celine Sun

    ... Celine Sun The belligerent stance taken by Major-General Zhu Chenghu on the use of nuclear weapons does not reflect the mainstream opinion of China's top brass, two military experts said yesterday in Taiwan. Philip Yang, of the Taiwan Security Resear ...




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