starvation

How a small Mediterranean island determined the outcome of the second world war

12 June 2021 9:00 am

If you can tell the difference between Jack Hawkins and John Mills, and between a Stuka and a Sten gun,…

The brutality of the Gulag was totally dehumanising

12 December 2020 9:00 am

‘It was a gray mass of people in rags, lying motionless with bloodless, pale faces, cropped hair, with a shifty,…

We should never take our daily bread for granted

24 October 2020 9:00 am

In the seventh and final chapter of this small but lingeringly powerful book, the author reveals his motivation for writing…

An anti-Stalinist painting of the 1940s shows the tyrant’s face composed of starving Russians, against a backdrop of the Gulag

A decade of famine and purges: the murderous 1930s under Stalin

11 November 2017 9:00 am

He stood five feet seven in his boots — the same height as Napoleon and an inch shorter than Hitler.…