The months immediately after the close of the Second World War were confusing. One minute the Allies had been dropping bombs on Germany (as Col
My Ko-fi button
Will you support my work? You can simply BUY me a COFFEE!
Apparently there were only 19 hours of sunshine in Berlin between 1st January and 22nd March – a record low. Such absolute greyness is oppressive.
It could have been at a rather upmarket fancy-dress party. The dress was certainly fancy; the guests well-to-do; the event evidently unusual. But as well
The Story of a Secret State is an astonishing wartime memoir that seems scarcely credible. There are moments where the narrative seems more at home
So you think you can remember stuff? Sure we all have trouble remembering names and details – but most of the time, we assume we
Churchill famously declared during the Second World War that the “Truth is so precious that she must often be attended by a bodyguard of lies”
I don’t cry in movies. Sometimes I’d quite like to. But that’s a different story. I just don’t. Usually. But one of the greatest films of
BBC Security Correspondent, Gordon Corera‘s new book, The Art of Betrayal – Life and Death in the British Secret Service covers ground that will be familiar to
Tales from Spandau didn’t quite match the expectations I had of it from various reviews. I felt that what it set out to do could
Most of the exhibition is bathed in unobtrusive but artful lighting. But then one is led down a dark passage into a pitch-black space, with
The Berlin Wall has been gone for over 20 years. But its shadows haven’t. People here talk of the Mauer im Kopf or the Wall
Having finished Metaxas major biography of Bonhoeffer the other day, lots of things have jostled around my mind. I confess I skimmed bits of it