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War in Europe again

Unbelievably, 76 years after the Nazis were forced out of Ukraine by the Russian army, the Russian army is back once more, this time as the aggressor rather than the liberator. Back in 1944 some (non-Jewish) Ukrainians may have wondered whether being liberated by the Russians was an improvement on occupation by the Nazis, recalling […]

D-Day, 75 years on

It’s been a while between drinks on this site, my apologies, I’ve been busy getting a new company off the ground. The 6th of June always resonates for me because it’s the day of the biggest seaborne invasion in history and the start of the liberation of France from the Nazis. By June 1944 the […]

Would you like nukes with that?

When I was a teenager I was strangely obsessed with the possibility of nuclear war. Whether it was that we were all going to die in a nuclear conflagration, wither away from radiation poisoning, or starve to death in a nuclear winter, I was convinced it was going to happen. I would talk about it […]