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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Saturday 23 February 2013
Survivors of epidemic, which has killed 8,000 people, condemn ‘immoral’ decision to claim immunity
Egypt’s prime minister faces suit for slander after claiming infants contracted diarrhoea from 'unclean breasts'
Sunday 10 February 2013
Egypt’s prime minister is facing a suit for slander after televised comments suggesting that Egyptian infants contracted diarrhoea from nursing at their mothers’ unclean breasts drew widespread derision and anger.
Tuesday 05 February 2013
Households in England and Wales will see water bills increase by an average of 3.5 per cent this year, while rates in London, the South-west and South-east soar by more than double the rate of inflation.
Friday 18 January 2013
Q. I rented a house from August 2008 to August 2009, paying rent and all bills to the end of August 2009. The house was rented from Real Properties (Doncaster) Ltd, whose registered office was in Retford, Nottinghamshire. This company has since gone into liquidation.
Wednesday 16 January 2013
Rare diseases are Shire's bag and it is this expertise in life-threatening genetic illnesses that has caught the eye of rival AstraZeneca – well that is what traders would have us believe anyway.
Thursday 03 January 2013
Last year was the wettest on record in England and the second wettest ever seen in the UK, the Met Office has announced.
Wednesday 19 December 2012
Vaccination programme suspended after five women are shot dead
Thursday 13 December 2012
Lyari has the dubious honour of being the most dangerous area in Karachi, itself one of the world's most dangerous cities. Home to around 1.7 million people, it is beset by poverty, drugs, and gang warfare.
Friday 07 December 2012
A local authority has been fined £30,000 for health and safety failures linked to a warehouse blaze in which four firefighters died.
Is the end of the world really nigh? Authorities reassure Russians over Mayan Armageddon prophecy amid reports of 'unusual behaviour'
Monday 03 December 2012
Some parts of Russia, which is often said to have a penchant for mystical thinking, appear to have been spooked by the Mayan predictions
Saturday 01 December 2012
'Fracking' exploration could affect 60 per cent of UK, despite safety fears
Friday 30 November 2012
Officials have warned of the dangers of illegal alcohol following the discovery of a home-made still in a garden shed.
Friday 23 November 2012
Complaining about Thames’s financial structure should not delay the whole project
Tuesday 13 November 2012
Saturday 03 November 2012
Priests at holy site are shocked by supplier’s demand for arrears and interest of £1.5m
The moment a Queen's Guard soldier lost it and drew his gun at annoying tourist
Greece crisis: IMF was pushed around by Angela Merkel and Nicholas Sarkozy – and now it is being humiliated
Greece crisis: The wider lesson is that it’s time to abandon this failed experiment in currencies
'I wish the BBC would stop calling it Islamic State' – David Cameron unleashes frustration at broadcaster
They are neither a 'state' nor 'Islamic': Why we shouldn't call them Isis, Isil or IS
Tunisia beach attack: How can British Muslims respond to the latest outrages?
- 1 David Cameron refers to 83-year-old Labour MP Dennis Skinner as 'Jurassic Park'
- 2 Tunisia hotel attack: Locals form 'human shield' to protect hotel from gunman Seifeddine Rezgui
- 3 Optical illusion turns blue demon into brunette
- 4 German ethics council calls for incest between siblings to be legalised by Government
- 5 Saudi Prince Alwaleed bin Talal will donate entire $32bn fortune to charity