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I enjoyed the May issue features on VE Day, particularly the article on the differences across Europe. But as a Channel Islander born in Guernsey

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Eric Liddell 1902–45
Eric Liddell was a British Olympic gold medallist, Scottish rugby union player and Christian missionary whose story was immortalised in the Oscar-winning film Chariots of Fire (1981). Born in China to Scottish parents, he refused to run on a Sunday a
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How Britain’s Motor City Roared To Greatness – Then Went Into Reverse
Coventry was Britain’s “motor city”. The home of many world-famous brands such as Jaguar, Triumph and Rover, it boasted the nation’s best engineers, designers and brands. However, the city’s car industry went into a dramatic decline in the seventies
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Strength And Fragility
This passionate historical narrative recounts the lives of Alberta King, Louise Little and Berdis Baldwin, the mothers of Martin Luther King Jr, Malcolm X and James Baldwin. As Tubbs notes, whereas those “world-changing men” are easily recognised in