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  1. Slice of life

    Posted Aug 08th 2006, 12:00am by Virginia Maher

    ... From the South China Morning Post this week in 1974 Twenty-six months after the Watergate break-in and interminable weeks of ever-mounting pressure, Richard Milhous Nixon resigned as the 37th president of the United States - the first time in 198 years of ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/559502/slice-life
  2. Slice of life

    Posted Dec 12th 2006, 12:00am by Virginia Maher

    ... Compiled by Virginia Maher From the pages of the South China Morning Post this week in 1941 In spite of seven air raid alarms, the second day of the war with Japan found the locals so calm that a warning had to be issued to civilians to take proper shelter during raids. Japanese planes appeared over the colony during some of the alarms but did little damage. They were greeted with earnest ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/575083/slice-life
  3. Fitting farewell for war veteran

    Posted Sep 30th 2006, 12:00am by Virginia Maher

    ... Virginia Maher The Reverend John Chynchen reads a prayer before the ashes of war veteran Jack Edwards are interred on a hill overlooking the second world war section of Sai Wan War Cemetery in Chai Wan. The graves of many men who fought and died in Hong Kong can be seen from the final resting place of the late champion of former prisoners of war. Edwards was legendary for his ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/565852/fitting-farewell-war-veteran
  4. Historic flag to drape veteran's coffin

    Posted Aug 18th 2006, 12:00am by Virginia Maher

    ... Virginia Maher Hong Kong's historic Union flag will drape the coffin of veteran campaigner Jack Edwards. It was the first Union flag raised after the liberation of Hong Kong in August 1945 and the last lowered at Government House on the night of the handover in 1997. That was the result of a secret arrangement between Edwards and Chris Patten, Hong Kong's last governor. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/560703/historic-flag-drape-veterans-coffin
  5. Slice of life

    Posted Dec 05th 2006, 12:00am by Virginia Maher

    ... Compiled by Virginia Maher From the pages of the South China Morning Post this week in 1954 The United States and the Republic of China (Taiwan) concluded negotiations for a mutual security pact that would recognise the common security interests of Taiwan (Formosa) and the Pescadores of the western Pacific islands and put them under the protection of the United States. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/node/574190
  6. slice of life

    Posted Nov 28th 2006, 12:00am by Virginia Maher

    ... Compiled by Virginia Maher From the pages of the South China Morning Post this week in 1955 Soviet Premier Marshal Nikolai Bulganin, in an open slap at Portugal, said Portuguese colonies on the Indian subcontinent were 'a shame for civilised people'. There was no justification by which any foreign country still had territory in India, he said. Marshal Bulganin was speaking ...

    http://www.scmp.com/node/573215
  7. Slice of life

    Posted Nov 21st 2006, 12:00am by Virginia Maher

    ... Virginia Maher From the pages of the South China Morning Post this week in 1945 The Nuremberg trials opened with 20 of the men primarily responsible for leading Nazi Germany through 12 years of tyranny and war disaster sitting on wooden benches at the Nuremberg Court House listening to the reading of the 30,000-word indictment drawn up against them by legal experts ...

    http://www.scmp.com/node/572350
  8. slice of life

    Posted Nov 07th 2006, 12:00am by Virginia Maher

    ... Compiled by Virginia Maher From the pages of the South China Morning Post this week in 1979 Muslim students seized the United States embassy in Tehran and claimed to be holding 100 hostages, most of them Americans. They demanded that the deposed Shah, who was in a New York hospital, be extradited to Iran. There were no reports of casualties in the takeover of the building, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/node/570549
  9. Slice of life

    Posted Oct 31st 2006, 12:00am by Virginia Maher

    ... Virginia Maher The Cuban missile crisis evaporated when Russia agreed to dismantle its missile bases in Cuba and take the rockets back to Russia under UN supervision. The dramatic move was announced by the Soviet leader, Nikita Khrushchev, in a message to US president John F. Kennedy, who welcomed the offer and called it an important contribution to peace. Khrushchev said ...

    http://www.scmp.com/node/569638
  10. slice of life

    Posted Oct 03rd 2006, 12:00am by Virginia Maher

    ... Compiled by Virginia Maher From the pages of the South China Morning Post this week in 1955 The blame game continued, with the Daily News hinting that British diplomats Guy Burgess and Donald Maclean may have been responsible for the United States losing the 'fourth biggest war in its history' in Korea. It said US military leaders, including General Douglas MacArthur, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/node/566227

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