WORLD WAR II FOCUS: In 1940 An Austrian Jewish publisher named Goldschmidt retreated to England. Alas, it was a frying pan into the fire. This legitimate citizen of Hitler’s Germany in England was considered an alien and promptly arrested. Perhaps he could be forgiven for wishing he had remained in Austria where Jewish publishers were in truth not persecuted.
After the drowning deaths of migrants in the Mediterranean, Meloni’s government tightens immigration laws. The Italian right-wing government has decided to introduce prison sentences ranging from 20 to 30 years for people traffickers who cause the deaths of migrants as a part of new regulations aimed at tackling illegal immigration.
The Italian Chamber of Deputies has approved a government decree designed to limit the activity of ‘humanitarian’ vessels escorting migrants from the Mediterranean to the shores of Italy.
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IN TRIBUTE R.I.P Rosemarie Rohrbach: Passed to the other side January 2023: IN TRIBUTE TO ROSEMARY: ‘You are not going on your own and nor will you be on your own. You are and always will be in just the other room. We…
In Absurdistan, an extraordinary little multi-race nation resting on the seabed off Europe, the HMS Prince of Wales flagship of the once world’s greatest navy has suffered a series of costly failures since its launch in 2019.
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.
After the defeat of the Workers Reich on May 8, 1945, the armies of the British, Soviet and American empires plundered everything they could lay their hands on. Soviet plunder of the defeated Reich included the seizing of the German-built transatlantic liner SS Berlin III. This super liner, after providing German workers with affordable Mediterranean cruises, in July 1939 was converted into a hospital ship and later evacuated thousands of troops and civilians fleeing the rapacious Red Army.
Remains of an 18th-century Dutch warship and a British steamer from the 19th century have been discovered by a team of Mexican archaeologists exploring the Yucatan Peninsula.
GREAT EUROPEANS: Remains of Ernest Shackleton’s ship Endurance have been discovered near the South Pole. The wreck of Anglo-Irish explorer Ernest Shackleton’s Endurance ship has been found, 106 years after it sank east of Antarctica trying to reach the pole.
In a city boasting more than one hundred kilometres of canals, it’s no surprise that Amsterdam is full of houseboats writes Annie Cooper. However, a houseboat in the historic Herengracht district is hiding something peculiar inside. It is the waterborne home to about 50 pussy cats and their kittens.