Nigel Gabriel''s father Reg was among the prisoners of war captured and forced to carry out labour under horrific conditions.
Victory over Japan Day the date when Japan surrendered in 1945, marking the end of World War Two will be marked with services across Wales later.
In 1942, initially due to be deployed to Basra in Iraq, he was diverted to Singapore but it had fallen into enemy hands by the time he arrived.
Sunday, September 6, 2020
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Mig 29 in Actual Air Battles For a fighter so loved by pilots, and with such formidable close combat capability, Mig 29 has done poorly in actual air battles.
Saturday, August 29, 2020
At Grandma s House: The World War II Homefront in Havana, Illinois, by H.
Byron Earhart, published by Southern Illinois University Press, in Carbondale.
Thursday, August 20, 2020
First is the specter of betrayal.
India became independent in 1947 and the Chinese Communist state was established in 1949.
The two Asian sub continents, emerging from a devastating World War and rapacious imperialism, chart their destiny in a world when colonialism was in full retreat across Asia, Africa, Latin and South America.
Monday, July 27, 2020
The government will not tolerate this objectionable content to be taught to Pakistani children.
We will conduct a complete inspection of other textbooks within the next six months and will not allow these books and material against Islam and Pakistan to be taught, Nasir said.
Sunday, July 26, 2020
A native of Bermuda who settled in the UK after World War II, he performed "against the odds, " he once said to perform in 40 feature films as well as numerous TV movies and series.
Wednesday, July 8, 2020
The Chinese presence in India in Achipur and Calcutta to start with, but also in other parts of the country had slowly expanded for nearly 200 years after Tong Atchew s arrival in 1778.
The 1871 Census found 574 Chinese in Calcutta and 531 in Bombay; the 1901 Census listed 1,640 in Calcutta; and at the end of World War II, the British colonial government estimated there were 26,250 Chinese in IndiaAt the time (1950s and early 60s), many thousands of Chinese Indians had no valid citizenship papers. Even though many of them had been born in India, they had never needed such documents, like many of their Indian neighbours. Now, with the rise in feelings against China, they scrambled to acquire proof that they were Indian citizens.
But there was not enough time for all of them to acquire the security of owning Indian papers before war broke out in 1962.
Tuesday, July 7, 2020
New Delhi: Amid India China border standoff along the Line of Actual Control in Ladakh, a threat of the Third World War appears to be looming large.
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said this in response to a question during the virtual Brussels Forum 2020 of the German Marshall Fund on Thursday.
Saturday, June 27, 2020
US Ambassador to India Ken Auster apologised on Twitter after Mahatma Gandhi''s statue outside the Indian Embassy in Washington DC.
Appalled as well by the horrific death of George Floyd and the awful violence and vandalism.
We stand against prejudice and discrimination of any type.
Saturday, June 27, 2020
He is on a three day visit to Russia.
Wednesday, June 24, 2020
Smith s death marks the end of an era in US politics, as she was the last surviving sibling of the Kennedy clan one of the most prominent political families in American history.
Her older brother, John F Kennedy, was the 35th president of the United States until his assassination in 1963.
Further, two of her eight siblings Robert F Kennedy and Edward M Kennedy also had thriving political careers and served as US senators, while their elder brother Joseph Kennedy Jr died in action during World War IIDespite the spotlight always shining bright on the Kennedy family, Smith was known to have kept a low profile for the majority of her life.
Sunday, June 21, 2020
The actor booked an Airbus of the budget airline Air Asia that left from Mumbai''s Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport to Silchar (southern Assam), Kumbhirgram airport late Tuesday'When we contacted Sonu Sood after cyclone Nisarga hit Mumbai and we became stranded at the Mumbai railway station, the kind hearted actor helped us by providing food and shelter for more than a week.
Thursday, June 11, 2020
New Delhi: The Parliament of Armenia is going to propagate the Gandhian principle which is based on non violence and simplicity.
Keralite and Gandhian P V Rajagopal paved the way for this honour to India ' Father of the NationRajagopal handed over the Gandhi statue to Armenian Indian Friendship Group chairperson and Armenian parliament member Hovhannes Hovhannisyan.
Gandhian principles are essential in Armenia these days, said Hovhannes Hovhannisyan receiving the sculpture.
Monday, May 18, 2020
Secretary General Antonio Guterres said the Covid 19 pandemic is the worst crisis since World War II because the virus threatens every nation.
Other world leaders joined him in making that historical comparison.
At the epicenter of the pandemic, President Xi Jinping invoked the People s War, fought against the Japanese Army during World War II, to explain how China would win the battle against the disease.
Friday, May 15, 2020
The balance of power and geographic divisions made at the end of the First and Second World Wars by the victors determined the boundaries and new fault lines of the Middle East in a way that still has far reaching ramifications today," said Ambassador Lana Zaki Nusseibeh, UAE''s Permanent Representative to the United Nations in New York.
Thursday, May 14, 2020
READ MORE: Signs along the road to Auschwitz : a Holocaust survivor s story MacNeil said he doesn ''t think the soldiers who died want to be remembered as heroes, "just the fact that they did the job.
Thursday, May 14, 2020