The young tank commander seen running in flames along the road was left recognisable to his comrades only by the pips on his shoulder and the white and purple ribbon of the Military Cross on his chest. Robert Boscawen survived the devastating burns from the attack by a hidden battery of four 105 mm flak guns of the German 7 Para on Easter Day, 1 April 1945, that ignited the petrol in his Sherman Firefly as it rushed a bridge on the Twente Canal at Enschede on the Dutch-German border. The debt he felt the world owed to all those who, like two of his crewmen, had lost their lives, was to inform his future political career.
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Wednesday 14 November 2012
It could have been just another boring conference in Brussels. That was until the police arrived at the European Gaming and Betting Association's Responsible Gaming Day yesterday and took away Norbert Teufelberger, co-chief executive of Bwin.party Entertainment.
Thursday 08 November 2012
Britain’s top priority must be to push for a more flexible Europe.
Saturday 03 November 2012
The Channel Islands Stock Exchange is a thriving Guernsey based business working closely with firms in the City to provide market listing, international fund management and property activities. Business is booming and on Tuesday evening it said thank you to its City friends with a dinner and a debate in The Mansion House, the Lord Mayor's glittering official residence.
Friday 02 November 2012
It is “absolutely ludicrous” for the UK to go to Brussels intending to veto the EU budget, Ken Clarke said today.
Friday 02 November 2012
The Tory parliamentary party is more Eurosceptic now than ever before
Tuesday 30 October 2012
Dozens of his backbenchers are preparing to back a rebel call for EU spending to be cut in 2014-2020
Monday 29 October 2012
Former PM puts case for job he is said to have wanted in the past
Thursday 18 October 2012
The Scottish Football Association has a decision to make. With Scotland bottom of Group A, and six hard games left, their chances of reaching the 2014 World Cup have gone already. They look unlikely to catch Macedonia or Wales, to say nothing of Belgium and Croatia in the top two spots.
Monday 15 October 2012
The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB) has demanded a European investigation of the Government's wildlife watchdog amid a bitter row over the burning of a protected bird habitat.
Thursday 30 August 2012
The world's two fastest men won't face each other until next summer at the earliest, Simon Turnbull hears. And it's not all to do with money
Saturday 18 August 2012
Women have just a small window of opportunity to make the most of cheap life insurance premiums before EU rules on gender kick in, significantly pushing up prices.
Tuesday 24 July 2012
The European Union has lifted restrictions on aid to Zimbabwe and held out the prospect of removing sanctions from Zimbabwean officials to encourage political reform – though not from President Robert Mugabe and his inner circle.
Thursday 19 July 2012
Prime Minister David Cameron has said he will not campaign for Britain to leave the EU in a referendum, warning that the UK would become “a sort of greater Switzerland” if it quit the 27-nation bloc.
Wednesday 30 May 2012
François Hollande, the man who wooed the French with the promise to be a "normal" president, has decided to depart from rules and conventions in the name of normality.
Friday 25 May 2012
Godiva Chocolates, founded in Brussels in 1926, is known for its upmarket milk chocolate. Since 1988, Thierry Muret, a trained chemist as well as chocolatier, has been its development chef. The latest Godiva boutique opens today in Harrods in London.
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