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Animal Farm first published 75 years ago

On August 17th, 1945 George Orwell (1903-1950) had his second best known work, the timeless allegorical fable Animal Farm, first published in London by...

Summer 1940: Germany occupies the British Channel Islands

The Islands of Alderney, Guernsey, Herm, Lihou and Sark went through five years of German rule during World War II.

Adding a personal touch to the Battle of Dunkirk

Two young British soldiers surrendered to my father during the Battle of Dunkirk. Others weren’t so lucky…

Dunkirk 1940: disaster, myth and miracle

80 years ago, the Battle of Dunkirk began in the surroundings of France’s northernmost city.

May 2nd, 1945: Berlin, hour zero

Berlin´s surrender on May 2nd, 1945 and my long stay in Valencia are somehow related.

When modernity and tradition clash in Asia: Singapore’s colonial sodomy laws upheld again

Some countries in Asia take a very different approach to what many in the West take for granted nowadays.

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