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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Tuesday 21 December 2010
Age: 108. The SBS was founded in 1903, and the MBA programme was created in 1990.
Friday 12 November 2010
David Cameron - backed by the leaders of France, Germany and Italy – today denounced Euro-MPs for sticking to demands for an inflation-busting increase for the Brussels budget.
Wednesday 27 October 2010
Saturday 23 October 2010
Every week we invite competing companies to give us their best deal for a specific holiday. Today: short break in Europe to visit a Christmas market. Prices are per person, based on two people travelling together on 10 December.
Monday 18 October 2010
Almost all the Eurostar services between the UK and Brussels scheduled to run today have been cancelled as a result of planned industrial action in Belgium.
Friday 24 September 2010
The European Commission is having to fend off accusations of providing a gilded cage for its bureaucrats amid revelations about the extent of "golden handshakes" enjoyed by former staff. The criticism comes over claims that former commissioners are still enjoying payments of at least €97,000 [£83,000] a year even after they leave office.
Tuesday 07 September 2010
Tuesday 27 July 2010
Tuesday 06 July 2010
Bronislaw Komorowski's election as President has offered Poland's pro-business ruling party an opportunity – but also a challenge – as it prepares to govern without the obstacle of a hostile head of state.
Saturday 12 June 2010
The flag tugs at the wrought-iron balcony railing as if to reach out to the other tricolore across the road.
Friday 04 June 2010
A lone gunman killed a magistrate and a clerk at a Brussels courthouse yesterday, then fled on foot, setting off a manhunt in the centre of the Belgian capital.
Saturday 29 May 2010
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Saturday 01 May 2010
Thursday 29 April 2010
If you're a British graduate with an interest in languages and policy, you should consider crossing the Channel in the direction of Brussels, the capital of Belgium. At a time when job opportunities for graduates appear bleak in the UK, the European Union wants new recruits to work in the "capital" of Europe where there are scores of other young people and plenty of cafes and restaurants, not to mention large quantities of good beer and chocolate as well as delicious mussels and snails.
Friday 23 April 2010
As a white man, I'm surprised more women aren't tweeting the hashtag #KillAllWhiteMen
Scotland may have to leave the EU even if it votes to stay in, David Cameron confirms
The day that Britain resigned as a global power
Almost a third of school pupils believe 'Muslims are taking over our country', study claims
SNP fury as HS2 finds 'no business case' for taking fast train service to Scotland
Gay marriage 'Bert and Ernie' cake bakery found guilty of discrimination in Northern Ireland
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- 5 Snoop Dogg on why he doesn't regret displaying misogyny towards women