Saturday 06 May 1995
Churchill gets seven pages, Hitler six-and-a-half, Mussolini four and a bit, Schindler nine lines. The Nuremburg trials get five but Dresden (Raid on) only half a page. This vast 1,340-page work of reference raises inevitable questions of degree: six pages on the Lend-Lease agreement, while the concentration camps are wrapped up in three? But among the 1,750 (woodenly factual) entries is everything you'll ever need to know about battles, campaigns, weapons and strategy, along with less immmediate concerns such as Hollywood, jerry cans and the role of religion.
Robin Thicke admits he didn't write 'Blurred Lines'music
Review: Cilla, ITV TV
Arts & Ents blogs
- 1 Hilary Mantel 'should be investigated by police' over Margaret Thatcher assassination story, says Lord Bell
- 2 Stamford Hill council removes 'unacceptable' posters telling women which side of the road to walk down
- 3 Kim Kardashian 'nude pictures' leaked on 4chan weeks after Jennifer Lawrence 'The Fappening' scandal
- 4 Alex Salmond: 'The rocks would melt with the sun before I'd ever set foot in the House of Lords'
- 5 Ice Bucket Challenge: US firefighter Tony Grider dies after participating in charity craze near power lines
Scottish independence referendum: A nation divided against itself
Scottish referendum results: Cross-party consensus collapses amid Tory-Labour spat on the 'English question'
Scottish independence: David Cameron is becoming the 'George Bush of Britain'
Plebgate MP Andrew Mitchell called officer a 'little s**t', claim court documents 'exposing ex-Chief Whip's 'record of abusing police'
Hilary Mantel 'should be investigated by police' over Margaret Thatcher assassination story, says Lord Bell
Archbishop of Canterbury admits doubts about existence of God