July 9, 2020

The Caribbean honours its overlooked WW1 soldiers

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By Gemma Handy St John’s, Antigua From BBC Ask ex-servicemen in Antigua and Barbuda about their country’s contribution to World War One efforts and the response will be delivered with ample pride and a touch of pique. This Remembrance Sunday at 11:00, as they do every year, they will join their counterparts around the world […]

An absence of peace: When is a war actually a war?

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By Jonathan Marcus From BBC Earlier this month, a relic from World War Two intruded into daily life in north London. A 500lb Luftwaffe bomb was discovered by builders excavating in the leafy suburb of Brondesbury. Local homes were evacuated, local train services were closed down. Eventually the weapon was made safe and finally removed […]

Queen Elizabeth becomes UK’s longest-reigning monarch

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Reuters From Times of India EDINBURGH: Queen Elizabeth, who ascended the throne aged just 25 as her exhausted country struggled to recover from the ravages of World War Two, makes history on Wednesday when she becomes Britain’s longest-reigning monarch. At about 5.30 p.m. (1630 GMT), Elizabeth, who now aged 89 is also the nation’s oldest […]

Caribbean Volunteers At War – Review by Mark Barnes

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From War History Online It was the Friday of another Longest Week and I was ploughing through the mud at the swampy finale to the War & Peace Show’s life at the Beltring Hop Farm when I saw a man in uniform who really caught my eye. Amidst the thousands donned in all shades of […]