World War Two


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I was honoured this weekend to be given the chance by BBC Radio 4’s great programme, From Our Own Correspondent, to tell the moving story of the death of my mother’s WW2 fiance, Martin Preston, nephew of the poet Robert Graves; and the heroic resistance put up by the Bucks […]

Journey to Hazebrouck: BBC From Our Own Correspondent


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We’re about to leave on a journey to Auschwitz via Vienna, Bratislava and Poprod to honour the first transport of Jewish women to the death camp on March 26th. 1942. Heather Macadam, author of Rena’s Promise: The Story of Two Sisters in Auscwhitz, is the moving force behind this event. […]

70th. Anniversary of The First Transport of Women to Auschwitz: ...


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This weekend marks the 70th. anniversary of the epic withdrawal from Dunkirk, in which 330,000 allied troops were plucked from the beaches after the collapse of the British Expeditionary Force’s campaign in France and Belgium. Many British soldiers did not make it home. One of them was my mother’s fiance, […]

The Very White of Love