The last stand: Eerie photos capture man-made remnants of the Second World War that have become part of our coastal landscape Marc Wilson, 46, travelled 23,000 miles to photograph 143 sites in Britain, France, Denmark, Belgium and Norway: (pic:Concrete tank defences in the forests near Lossiemouth, Moray)
Tuesday 28 April, 2015 Strasbourg, 28.04.2015 - The head of Europe's 47-nation human rights organisation has called on Indonesia not to carry out the execution by firing squad of 9 people which is expected to take place in the coming days. "The death penalty is a terrible injustice which can never be put right," said Council of Europe Secretary General Thorbjørn Jagland. "I urge the Indonesian authorities to refrain from carrying out these ex
Blair ' Paddy ' Mayne. No British soldier in the Second World War was more decorated than Robert Blair Mayne – one of the six founder members of the Special Air Service (SAS). Blair Mayne (known inevitably as Paddy) was an exceptional Ulsterman, endowed with great physical strength, stature and uniquely swift reflexes, which he used with devastating effect – in the boxing ring, on the international rugby field, in the bars of Belfast and later in battle.
Yamato (大和?), named after the ancient Japanese Yamato Province, was the lead ship of the Yamato class of battleships that served with the Imperial Japanese Navy during World War II. On 7 April 1945 she was sunk by American carrier-based bombers and torpedo bombers with the loss of most of her crew.