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  1. News - World - HISTORY

    Altar cloth embroidered by first world war injured takes place at St Paul’s Cathedral

    Posted Aug 04th 2014, 10:30pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in London An altar cloth embroidered by 138 wounded first world war soldiers has taken its place at St Paul's Cathedral in London to mark the centenary ... sections, which were collected at the Royal School of Needlework in London to be stitched together. The Reverend Canon Michael Hampel, the precentor of St Paul's Cathedral, said traumatised ...

  2. News - China Insider - HISTORY

    Q&A: The fates of 200,000 Chinese workers in Russia during the first world war

    Posted Aug 07th 2014, 09:12am by Patrick Boehler

    ... of the Donetsk basin in Ukraine, in factories in Moscow and St Petersburg, in farms and forests in the Urals and Siberia. They built roads and railways. And some worked near the front, digging trenches ... the Chinese worked on in Russia? Ten thousand Chinese worked on a railway [that was] 1,044km-long to link the capital, St Petersburg, with a new port being built in the Arctic port of Murmansk. ...

  3. News - World - HISTORY

    Hail of vicious blows to head killed King Richard III, scans of skull show

    Posted Sep 17th 2014, 10:35pm by AFP

    ... his doom. Bringing together 21st century science and sketchy knowledge of 15th century history, the analysis provides a chilling tableau of the brutality of warfare in late medieval England. ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - HISTORY

    Vigil marks 100 years since first world war

    Posted Aug 04th 2014, 04:54am by DANNY LEE

    ... Danny Lee danny.lee@scmp.com Vigil marks 100 years since first world war Some 200 people sat alongside war veterans at St John's Cathedral in Central yesterday, listening to hymns, poems and prayers as cities across the globe commemorated the beginning of the first world war in 1914. The reminder of the war a century ago came as bloodshed continued in the Middle East, ...

  5. News - World - HISTORY

    Josephine’s intimate letters to Napoleon’s general for auction

    Posted Apr 28th 2014, 09:13pm by GDN

    ... on the island of St Helena in 1821: his last words were recorded as "France, armee, tete d'armee, Josephine". (France, army, head of the army, Josephine). ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - HISTORY

    North Point tour takes participants back to the 1967 Hong Kong riots

    Posted Oct 06th 2013, 12:00am by Emily Tsang

    ... and Chekiang Primary School; and the road off St Jude's Catholic Church, where two children were killed by home-made bombs called "pineapples" by the locals. Paul Chan Chi-yuen, one ...

  8. Lifestyle - Books - HISTORY

    Book review: Strange Rebels

    Posted Aug 25th 2013, 12:00am by GDN

    ... Jonathan Derbyshire Strange Rebels: 1979 and the Birth of the 21st Century by Christian Caryl Basic 3.5 stars Jonathan Derbyshire In his riveting account of decisive global convulsions that occurred in that year, Christian Caryl notes that "most outsiders couldn't fathom what was happening in Iran". How could obscurantist religious atavism be mobilising millions ...

  9. Lifestyle - Books - HISTORY

    Book review: Portugal, China and the Macau Negotiations 1986-1999, by Carmen Amada Mendes

    Posted Jun 30th 2013, 12:00am by Mark O'Neill

    ... Hong Kong and Macau returned on the same day. But Lisbon wanted a date in the 21st century, such as 2007, the 450th anniversary of its arrival in China, or even 2057; it did not want ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - HISTORY

    Visiting Australian discovers Hong Kong's first police superintendent was ancestor

    Posted May 05th 2013, 12:00am by John Carney

    ... justices of the police in the colony of Hong Kong and its dependencies, and also for the dominions of the emperor of China. The original appointee, Captain George Haley of the 41st Madras Native ...




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