History

World laments loss from Notre Dame Cathedral fire

April 16, 2019 admin 0

The world is in grief over the 850-year-old Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris, which is devastated by ferocious blaze on Monday afternoon. The fire, now “under control and partially extinguished” according to firefighters, has destroyed […]

BYGONES

1955: Churchill resigns, Eden to take over

April 7, 2019 admin 0

1955: Sir WINSTON CHURCHILL has resigned from his position as Prime Minister. He will continue to represent Woodford in the House of Commons. The following announcement was made from Buckingham Palace at 5 p.m. yesterday: […]

BYGONES

Book highlights Nazi troops binge shopping trips

March 14, 2019 admin 0

In his new book focusing on the German Home Front, author Nathan Morley describes how German soldiers occupying France literally gorged on food shopping after enduring years of shortages in Germany. “Actually, what soldiers could […]

History

Huckleberry Finn becomes worldwide hit

February 18, 2019 admin 0

Published on this day in 1885, Mark Twain’s classic The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn became a worldwide sensation. Huck was the disreputable boy in “The Adventures of Tom Sawyer,” ragged; uncased for, beaten whenever his […]

ENTERTAINMENT

Bruno Ganz, the actor that played Hitler, dies

February 16, 2019 admin 0

Bruno Ganz, the Swiss actor and a prominent figure in German language film and television for more than fifty years, has died. Ganz was internationally renowned for portraying Adolf Hitler in the Academy Award-nominated film […]