When on December 12, MV Mutambala, a ferry operating on Lake Tanganyika sank in a storm there was little news coverage. The disaster claimed the lives of up to 150 passengers, mostly women and children. Strong winds and overloading are said to be the cause of the tragedy. It is not uncommon for ships operating on Lake Tanganyika to sink, usually for the same reasons.
Napoleon Bonaparte and Adolf Hitler had much in common. The first was Italian yet he liberated and led the French nation. The latter was of Austrian birth but freed and championed the German people. Napoleon put an end to French revolutionary abuses. Adolf Hitler brought an end to the corruption and banking houses usurious deprivation following the victors’ vicious terms inflicted upon Germany after World War One.
Mata Hari spent much of her career falsely claiming that she was raised as an Indian temple dancer. In reality, however, she was born Margaretha Zelle on August 7, 1876, and grew up the daughter of a haberdasher in the Dutch town of Leeuwarden.
Four Green Fields is a 1967 folk poem and song by Irish musician Tommy Makem, described as a hallowed Irish leave-us-alone-with-our-beauty ballad. Of Makem’s many compositions, it has become the most familiar and is part of the common repertoire of Irish folk musicians.
The expression on the trainee upholsterer’s face darkened as he realised he had been beaten by a rival theatregoer to the last seat in the packed theatre. The son of an upholsterer and waitress, August Kubizek was in love with opera.
Turning illustrated pages we discover in clear layman’s terms everything we need to know about the phenomenal rise to twice-elected power of a highly decorated veteran of the frontlines of the Great War’s most ferocious battles.
MICHAEL WALSH, despite being shunned by politically-incorrect media, is recognised as one of Europe’s most popular poets. The poetry of Michael Walsh, which shuns unintelligible discordant pseudo-verse, has attracted tributes from tens of thousands.
Mainstream media, ‘the keyboard government plays on, notoriously leads the charge against Russia and China. Nothing shames the poison pen scribblers. Caught constantly telling blatant untruths about Russia, criticism and even outrage at Press lying runs like water off a duck’s back.
The true story of the Christmas Day truce of 1914 is still talked about more than a century later. The famous moment when British and German troops exchanged greetings along the Western Front during World War I is a shining example of how Christmas brings people together.
Ironically, soldier foes killing each other on the Western Front during The Great War (1914-1918) brought to the world a far more eloquent message of peace and goodwill than could any bible-thumping priest berating his sleepy congregation.