Tag: Britain

U-Boat Commander Extraordinary

Exactly one month after Britain’s declaration of war on the German Reich (September 3, 1939) a U-boot skipper’s audacious opportunism sent the first of five of Britain’s battleships and battlecruisers to the bottom of Scapa Flow. Situated on Scotland’s stormy west coast this fortress harbour served as an English lair from which Royal Navy ships ambushed German shipping navigating the North Sea.

Band of Brothers Savaged by Critics

On its release, Stevie Spielberg’s Band of Brothers movie came under fire and received numerous direct hits fired by credible critics. Still living British World War Two veterans and military historians supported the objections. Many of the lurid claims made in the movie were denounced as ‘a fantasy, a total travesty from beginning to end, a pack of lies and a vainglorious re-writing of history.’

Truss least popular UK PM in history – poll

Britain’s new leader even managed to surpass her predecessor’s worst records, a poll has found. UK Prime Minister Liz Truss’ approval rating sank to a new low of – 47 in an Observer poll published on Sunday. Her popularity is lower than Boris Johnson’s was at the nadir of his political career, and is the worst ever recorded by the British news outlet.