Liverpool born poet and writer Michael Walsh traces his Liverpool roots back to 1865. This was the year his Irish great-grandmother arrived in the Second City of Empire. His parents were born at the turn of what was to become the most tumultuous century in history. Michael's father, Patrick, fought in three major conflicts before reaching his fortieth birthday. His mother, Kathleen, was a former nun turned gun-running renegade.
On leaving school at 15 years of age, Michael spent 12 weeks at the Merchant Navy School for Sailors in Sharpness, Gloucestershire. During his years at sea, he was to visit and work in over 60 countries.
The journalist and broadcaster since provided articles and columns for numerous magazines and international news media. In 2011 he was awarded Writer of the Year by the publishers of Euro Weekly News, Europe's highest-circulation newspaper of its kind. He has authored, edited and ghosted over 65 book titles.
Originally posted on Europe Renaissance:
75 years ago, on January 30, 1945, in the Danzig Gulf of the Baltic Sea, the Soviet submarine S-13 under the command of Captain 3rd Rank?Alexander Marinesko?sank the German transport Wilhelm Gustloff.? Together with the giant ship, according to various estimates, from 6,000…
Some of the most depressing images of British police inaction is their mindless and spineless slobbering over non-European, anti-Christian or Gay events.
An exhibition has opened in Berlin dedicated to the 14 million ethnic-German refugees who were expelled from their former homelands at the end of World War II.
In July, 2021, the world will mourn the 103 years of remembrance of the massacre of Imperial Russia’s Tsar Nicholas II and his family. In 1918, Europe’s most admired royal family, second in timescale only to the Hapsburg Empire, were herded by their Bolshevik captors into a basement in Yekaterinburg under the pretext that their photograph was to be taken.
Despite it being the peak of the high season restaurants on the Costas find it difficult to make enough business to cover their overheads. Most are philosophical about the slump in business and a ‘stuff happens’ mentality is pervasive. I wonder if part of the problem is an unwillingness to adapt to societal changes.
Dolores O’ Riordan died January 15, at the age of 46. The singer of the Cranberries, with an angry, fragile, or angelic voice has passed away in the afterlife and in London where she had come to record one last time.
August 1, 2021, marks the 85thanniversary of the opening day of the 1936 Berlin Olympics. The Berlin event was unique in that it boasted the largest number of foreign athletes in the history of the Olympics. The Berlin Olympic Village was so beautifully designed that every Olympic village since has been modelled on it. The Berlin stadium boasted seating for 100,000 spectators. Attending were four million fans and journalists from 41 nations. The Berlin Olympics was the first to be televised. Competing in the 1936 Games were a record number of participants: 4066 athletes including 331 women from 49 countries.
Former Afghan President Hamid Karzai, installed following the expulsion of the Taliban from Kabul, argues that western nations are leaving Afghanistan ‘in total disgrace and disaster’.
I have been going to football games all my life. But this was the most intense and uplifting experience I have ever had at a game. The game is in Budapest. It is Hungary vs. France. But it is more than just another Euro 2020 match.
By now many of us have read or heard Xi Van Fleet give her comments, about the Chinese cultural revolution & critical race theory, in front of the Loudon County School Board. This video (embedded in article) takes it to the next level. Xi, very clearly and coherently, lays out the stunning similarities of what occurred in China and what is occurring in our country and schools. What the Democrats are doing by dividing this nation over race is not just about winning elections its worse. Obama said he was going to fundamentally change this country. It’s happening folks. This will not pass if Americans stay silent.