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 friend, 13, shot dead by soldiers as they fled violence

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.  Footage has emerged of the boy crying over his playmate Sai Wai Yan’s coffin after he was shot dead on Saturday in Yangon, the … 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

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

Six soldiers from Captain Tom Moore’s Yorkshire Regiment will carry coffin at his funeral

Six soldiers from Captain Sir Tom Moore’s Yorkshire Regiment will carry his coffin at his funeral to honour the D-Day hero. Captain Tom’s daughter Lucy Teixeira said her hero father’s funeral will be ‘quite spectacular’ following the 100-year-old Second World War veteran’s death earlier this month.  Captain Tom, who raised more than £32 million for the … Read more

Soldiers exposed to explosions during combat at ‘higher risk’ of Alzheimer’s

Soldiers exposed to explosions during combat face higher risk of Alzheimer’s – even if they do not suffer traumatic brain damage, scientists warn Blasts from explosions can damage connections between neurons and the brain   These small changes can be undetected as there are no obvious initial symptoms But they can lead to neurological issues in later life and … Read more

‘Cellular programming’ could enable soldiers to heal own wounds

Sci-fi technology could be used on soldiers to ‘reprogram’ cells and give them Wolverine-like abilities to heal wounds five times faster than the human body US military is working on cell reprogramming to heal wounds  faster The process entails changing cells into different ones like muscle into skin This would allow wounds to heal five … Read more