Recommended books on WWII and the Holocaust.

I was asked if I could recommend some good WWII and Holocaust books. I have compiled a list of books which may not all be bestsellers but do give a deep undertsnsing of this world’s history darkest chapter. Starting of with a book written by my close friend Dr Mary Honan. The Literary Representation ofContinue reading “Recommended books on WWII and the Holocaust.”

Bambi, Nazis and an erotic novel.

I have to start with an apology,because next time you watch the Disney classic ‘Bambi’ you will see that young little deer in a different light, after reading this blog. Felix Salten was a Hungary born Austrian Jewish author.When he was 4 weeks old he moved from Pest in Hungary to Vienna in Austria. IContinue reading “Bambi, Nazis and an erotic novel.”

The War of the Worlds

  Yet across the gulf of space, minds that are to our minds as ours are to those of the beasts that perish, intellects vast and cool and unsympathetic, regarded this earth with envious eyes, and slowly and surely drew their plans against us. — H. G. Wells (1898), The War of the Worlds I don’tContinue reading “The War of the Worlds”

Forgotten History-Hannie Schaft resistance fighter.

When we think of WW2 heroes we (including me) tend to think only of men, this is of course wrong. There were many women who gave their lives during the war. This story is about Hannie Schaft, although the title Forgotten History is slightly incorrect in a Dutch context because Hannie’s story has been toldContinue reading “Forgotten History-Hannie Schaft resistance fighter.”

Forgotten History-WW2 Hero John Steele.

Who is John Steele I hear you say. Well to be honest until recently I had never heard of him either. It’s just that I am a great WW2 movies fan I came across his name. In the movie ” the Longest Day” about D-Day there are a few scenes which made me wonder ifContinue reading “Forgotten History-WW2 Hero John Steele.”

Chapter 1 of Not Just a Guide Dog(Part of it)

Originally posted on History of Sorts:
Not just a guide dog Prologue Frank Johnson an ordinary family man, married with 3 children, lived a reasonably ordinary life. Until due to a degenerative eye disease he turned blind. His life had changed but he was determined not to be defeated, he was going to be ready…

The walking dead

The extremely popular TV show is currently in its 8th season   I am  a great fan of the show although it is coming to the stage where they should be considering bringing it to an end. Before to the Walking Dead I wasn’t really that interested in the whole zombie genre,prior to that theContinue reading “The walking dead”

From chapter 9 of Not Just a Guide-Dog.

Chapter 9 Strange Fruit     The remainder of our trip through France was uneventful. The second we reached the Belgian border our eyes were met with a very disturbing sight. There were bodies hanging in trees lining the motorway, according to Sophie they appeared to be the bodies from coloured people, going by theContinue reading “From chapter 9 of Not Just a Guide-Dog.”