Colditz; the Great Escape; Bridge on the River Kwai and, recently, the Railway Man. Parodies of them by everyone from Beyond the Fringe to Russ Abbott. All second world war. Memoir after memoir. And yet with the single, powerful exception of the French classic La Grande Illusion, the prisoners of the Great War have gone largely unchronicled.
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Wednesday 27 November 2013
The city needs better facilities to cope with demand for trend towards waterway living, says new report
Tuesday 26 November 2013
Severn Trent saw underlying pre-tax profits drop 5.8 per cent to £141.3 million for the six months to October
Sunday 24 November 2013
Water regulator is accused of conflict of interest over appointment to advise US fund looking to invest in utilities
Tuesday 19 November 2013
Good sanitation is a human right that many people in the world don't have access to. It would save millions of lives.
Friday 15 November 2013
A transport plane filled with heavy duty vehicles and medical supplies has left an RAF base as part of Britain's response to the disaster
Typhoon Haiyan: As aid agencies mount mission to help victims of monster storm, how can you help in the relief effort?
Sunday 10 November 2013
Agencies across the world are taking donations to support the estimated two million people impacted
Saturday 09 November 2013
Chiara Cavaglieri and Julian Knight show how you can cut the ever-spiralling cost of gas and electricity
Come, friendly bombs, don’t fall on Slough. It’s doing good for humans now: Berkshire town to launch £2m nutrient-recovery reactor
Wednesday 06 November 2013
Once mocked by Sir John Betjeman and Ricky Gervais, the town is now home to a unique machine that is turning sewage into high-grade phosphorous fertiliser - and could hold the key to securing future global food supplies
Tuesday 05 November 2013
Conservative MPs have urged George Osborne to impose a windfall tax on the water companies amid growing claims that they are profiteering at their customers’ expense.
Friday 04 October 2013
'I have to call Thames Water at least three or four times a year. The smell catches my throat'
Wednesday 25 September 2013
Outlook That's not to excuse businesses from paying the low levels of corporation tax levied in the UK. The problem is too many treat it as an optional charge payable only by those who don't have accountants smart enough to avoid it.
Monday 23 September 2013
Storm changes course, avoiding Hong Kong but wreaking havoc in China’s Guangdong province
Saturday 21 September 2013
Police seek clues to Esme's movements
Friday 20 September 2013
The head of the country’s Red Crescent tells Robert Fisk about the horrors he has seen
Friday 13 September 2013
The water regulator Ofwat today criticised Thames Water’s unprecedented demand to hike Londoners’ bills by almost £30 next year.
Ukip says babies born to immigrants in the UK should be classed as migrants – which would include Nigel Farage’s own children
Rochester by-election: Ukip gains second MP as Tory defector Mark Reckless holds seat
'Beast of Bolsover' Dennis Skinner takes Ukip MP Mark Reckless to task moments after he is sworn in
The young are the new poor: Sharp increase in number of under-25s living in poverty, while over-65s are better off than ever
Tamir Rice: 12-year-old boy playing with fake gun dies after being shot by Ohio police
Rochester aftermath: Sacking of Emily Thornberry will make work of Labour MPs '10 times harder'
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