Tag Archives: Winston Churchill

NEWS FROM THE FRONT No pain no gain – but unfortunately unnecessary pain when the obvious dangers are ignored. Politicians suffer no pain – you do. 22nd May, 1940 : In Britain, Emergency Powers (Defence) Act passed, giving the government … Continue reading

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NEWS FROM THE FRONT No pain no gain – but unfortunately unnecessary pain when the obvious dangers are ignored. Politicians suffer no pain – you do. 11th May, 1940 : The Germans employ parachutists and airborne formations to take the … Continue reading

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NOTHING NEW UNDER THE SUN (ALMOST) 13th February, 1945 : The Big Three – Churchill, Roosevelt and Stalin – last night announced decisions of far-reaching importance to the future of the world. They have agreed on how Germany will be … Continue reading

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NOTHING NEW UNDER THE SUN (ALMOST) 4th January, 1911 : A house in the East End was burned to the ground with three anarchists trapped inside after a gun battle with over 1,000 troops and armed police. “Who could have … Continue reading

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NOTHING NEW UNDER THE SUN (ALMOST) 29th October, 1914: The Turkish Government, in dramatic fashion, declared war on the Allies by bombarding the cities of Odessa, Sevastopol and Theodosia on the Russian Black Sea coast. The pro-German sentiments of Turkish … Continue reading

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  NOTHING NEW UNDER THE SUN (ALMOST)     19th May, 1943 : Speaking with easy familiarity and bubbling with confidence, Mr Churchill delivered another historic speech at a joint session of the United States Congress in Washington tonight. While … Continue reading

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Mohammedanism

Milan Skarka I am sick and tired of giving deference to people with dippers filled with cultural debauchery and constantly generating violence and medieval conflicts. Mohammedanism and modern civilization are irreconcilable. There is no reformation or liberalization of it even … Continue reading

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may memories / 21

NOTHING NEW UNDER THE SUN (ALMOST) 21st May, 1903 : The Tariff League was launched today in London at a meeting to promote a preferential trading system within the Empire. Joseph Chamberlain, the Colonial Secretary, is its sponsor and he … Continue reading

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december / 20

NOTHING NEW UNDER THE SUN (ALMOST) 20th December, 1910 : The British general election has produced a remarkable tie – Liberals and Tories with 272 seats each. The fierce controversies over the Budget and House of Lords reform have thus … Continue reading

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may memories / 05

NOTHING NEW UNDER THE SUN (ALMOST) 5th May, 1926 : The first general strike in British history began at midnight yesterday after the general council of the Trades Union Congress voted to back the coal miners following the breakdown of … Continue reading

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april memories / 28

NOTHING NEW UNDER THE SUN (ALMOST) 28th April, 1925 : Britain is back on the gold standard. There is sixpence off the standard rate of income tax – it is now four shillings in the pound – and there is … Continue reading

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26/ remember

NOTHING NEW UNDER THE SUN (ALMOST) 26th August, 1940 : Berlin was shaken this morning by a British bombing raid as the RAF struck back swiftly for the attack on London at the weekend. British planes flew over the city … Continue reading

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