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1918: Red Baron shot down

April 21, 2020 admin 0

Manfred Albrecht Freiherr von Richthofen, known in English as Baron von Richthofen, and most famously as the “Red Baron”, was shot down and killed on this day in 1918. Richthofen was a fighter pilot with […]

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Film Tip: The Thing from Another World

April 11, 2020 admin 0

Saturday April 11, 8:00am – 8:55am on Sony Movies Classic A U.S. Air Force crew and scientists find a crashed flying saucer and a humanoid body frozen in the Arctic ice, near the craft. Returning […]

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TV Choice: The Sword of El Cid

April 10, 2020 admin 0

Friday April 10, 6:35am – 8:00am on Sony Movies Classic The Sword of El Cid” (Roland Carey and Danielki Bianchi). ‘lntrigue, love and revenge and woven into a surging tale of the days of chivalry […]

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Film tip: Footsteps in the Fog (1955)

April 8, 2020 admin 0

Wednesday April 8, 8:00am – 9:45am, Sony Movies Classic  “Footsteps in the Fog,’’ stars Stewart Granger and his wife in real life, Jean Simmons, in a highly suspenseful tale of murder, blackmail and intrigue. It […]

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New Books: 1939: A People’s History

April 5, 2020 admin 0

In the autumn of 1938, Europe believed in the promise of peace. Still reeling from the ravages of the Great War, its people were desperate to rebuild their lives in a newly safe and stable […]