ROBERT LLOYD WRITES: I have never been a fan of the French people throughout my life. It’s probably because of their unfriendliness that is widely acknowledged by tourists over the many years. Even a sister of mine that used to work for the airlines in the mid-west, said the French-Canadians was rude to English speaking people when they travelled to Montreal.
The Kremlin during the Second World War acknowledged Charles de Gaulle as the leader of the government in exile of Free France because he had helped torpedo Winston Churchill’s plan for the Western allies to liberate Central Europe, according to French historian and former head of Le Figaro Magazine Henri-Christian Giraud in his book ‘De Gaulle and the Communists’.
In 1942 marine fireman William Swinchin of Dingle Mount in Liverpool, England engaged in an incredible act of endurance when he survived 75 days alone, adrift on a raft after his vessel was sunk by a U-boat.
Twenty-five years in the making Witness to History is the size of two large paperbacks. Heavily illustrated, this remarkable chronicle did the job it was intended to do.
Even the most avid war movie fans roll their eyes when the Christmas TV fare is announced. As predictable as sprouts there will be The Great Escape and The Sound of Music. Both movies, as we might expect, are deeply flawed.
ENSLAVEMENT OF PRISONERS OF WAR IS A VIOLATION OF THE GENEVA CONVENTION. – ARTICLE. 75.
The educational mantra would have us believe that slavery was abolished throughout the British Empire in 1833. This is what British students are taught; why would they believe otherwise?