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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Sunday 26 May 2013
Tuesday 21 May 2013
Shares in cruise ship giant Carnival were hit today as moves to cut prices following a succession of PR catastrophes triggered a profit warning.
Friday 17 May 2013
Poppy-seed cake, polygamy and patchouli are just some of the ingredients of Seventies communal life recalled in this sensuous novel.
Tuesday 14 May 2013
A tale of corruption, greed and the responsibility of the press, states the Young Vic's publicity, and you can't say fairer than that. Ibsen's perennially pertinent dissection of spa town fall-out after the chief medical officer, Doctor Stockmann, undermines the tourist industry by pointing out that the water is contaminated, never fails.
Sunday 05 May 2013
The Bank Holiday crush, Rio style.
Tuesday 30 April 2013
2015 ‘will see change in UK government’
Monday 29 April 2013
West Yorkshire Police say they are 'very concerned' for suspect's safety
Tuesday 16 April 2013
Trade in your mop and bucket and get to work on that stubborn grease and grime
Wednesday 27 March 2013
A dip in the sea will be the last thing on many people’s minds this Easter – but that may be for the best on some parts of the coast, with the quality of seawater dramatically worsening at famous British bathing spots because of last year’s heavy summer rainfall.
Wednesday 13 March 2013
Young people are at risk of malnutrition, disease and trauma, according to Save the Children
Sunday 03 March 2013
Burst water main causes disruption on one of Britain's busiest shopping streets
Sunday 03 March 2013
Chapter One is a funny, lyrical, affectionate 15-page memoir of young Giles eating out en famille at the Gourmet Rendezvous in Finchley Road, north London.
Wednesday 27 February 2013
Activist attacked by 40-strong mob after bet to highlight pollution in China's waterways
Monday 25 February 2013
Oxfam is to donate its 70-year archive to Oxford University's Bodleian Libraries, it was announced today.
Sunday 24 February 2013
In defence of liberal democracy
The Rothschild Libel: Why has it taken 200 years for an anti-Semitic slur that emerged from the Battle of Waterloo to be dismissed?
General Election 2015: UK will be 'run for the wealthy and powerful' if Tories retain power, Labour warns
General election live: SNP suspends two members for disrupting Labour rally
General Election 2015: Post-election 'shambles' looms as 70 per cent of voters say SNP 'should not be able to veto UK government policies'
Schools forced to act as 'miniature welfare states' with teachers buying underwear and even haircuts for poor pupils
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