Margaret Thatcher was ‘disgusting’ for taking the salute from Falkland soldiers

Lord Owen branded Margaret Thatcher ‘disgusting’ for breaking from tradition and taking the salute from the returning soldiers in the Falkands victory parade and claimed the Queen would’ve thought the lesser of the ‘Iron Lady.’ Royals Declassified: Queen Elizabeth: Politics, Power and Prime Ministers, which airs on Channel 4, Sunday, 9pm, examines how the Queen has dealt with … Read more

Myanmar coup: Boy cries over coffin of his friend, 13, who was shot dead by soldiers as they fled

As mourners wept over the senseless loss of a 13-year-old child’s life – shot dead by Myanmar military forces – no sight was more tragic than that of his heartbroken friend.  Tragic video footage has emerged of the boy crying over his playmate Sai Wai Yan’s coffin after he was shot dead on Saturday in … Read more

Family of six-year-old girl shot dead in her father’s arms by Myanmar soldiers go into hiding

The family of a six-year-old girl who was was gunned down in Myanmar as she ran into her father’s arms have gone into hiding as they fear the global outcry over the child’s death has made them military targets. Khin Myo Chit was shot inside her home when security forces opened fire in the Chan … Read more

The Falcon and the Winter Soldier’s premiere episode was watched more than WandaVision

The Falcon and the Winter Soldier’s premiere episode was watched more than the debuts of WandaVision AND The Mandalorian By Brian Gallagher For Published: 00:11 GMT, 23 March 2021 | Updated: 00:12 GMT, 23 March 2021 Disney Plus has another hit on its hands with the new Marvel Studios series The Falcon and the … Read more

Russian novelist Dostoevsky faced a firing squad – but was reprieved as the soldiers took aim

BOOK OF THE WEEK DOSTOEVSKY IN LOVE: AN INTIMATE LIFE     by Alex Christofi (Bloomsbury £20, 238 pp) The really great men must, I think, have great sadness on earth,’ said Fyodor Dostoevsky. As we discover from Alex Christofi’s luminous biography, he certainly remained true to his word. ‘I have never experienced happiness. I have always … Read more

Falcon And The Winter Soldier’s explosive final trailer makes its debut on YouTube

The final trailer for Falcon And The Winter Soldier was uploaded to Marvel Entertainment’s official YouTube channel on Monday. The new project from Canadian director Kari Skogland is about a mismatched duo who team up for a global adventure that will test their survival skills, as well as their patience.  The series is set to … Read more

Skeletons of Catholic nuns murdered by Russian soldiers during World War II are discovered

The German invasion of Poland on September 1, 1939, came just one week after Nazi Germany had signed a neutrality pact with the Soviet Union. It meant that Poland ended up being bombarded from all sides by two vastly more powerful hostile powers – with Russian troops invading the country on September 17. Hitler’s decision … Read more

Defence Secretary is warned soldiers ‘could face prosecution for war crimes in Iraq’

Defence Secretary is warned soldiers ‘could face prosecution for war crimes in Iraq’ if new ‘vital piece of legislation’ becomes law Defence sec. Ben Wallace got letter from ICC chief prosecutor Fatou Bensouda Warned soldiers could face Hague trial if the Overseas Operations Bill passes  Bill puts 5-year time limit on claims against Brit soldiers … Read more

Myanmar coup: Soldiers post death threats on TikTok videos as police filmed gunning down protester

Footage has emerged of a Myanmar pro-democracy protester being shot dead at point-blank range amid a bloody crackdown by the military – whose soldiers are issuing threats on TikTok warning that ‘I will shoot whoever I see’.  The video of a civilian being gunned down in the street has been condemned by a UN special … Read more

Photos show elite Allied soldiers storming Italian airbase in Libya during 1942 Operation Caravan

It was a mission in which 47 highly-trained men launched a daring raid on an Italian stronghold in North Africa. Operation Caravan – carried out in September 1942 – saw members of the elite Long Range Desert Group (LRDG) attack the town of Barce and its accompanying airbase, in northern Libya, during the Second World … Read more