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‘Those bullets were very real and headed for us’: Fringe play recalls Normandy veterans’ life-changing experiences

August 10 2019

As part of the D-Day 75 commemorations, a special play is bringing to life the powerful testimonies of five Normandy veterans for Edinburgh Fringe audiences next week. Bomb Happy tells the story of inexperienced young conscripts who find themselves part of one of the most dangerous operations of the Second World War  ordinary young men in extraordinary circumstances.


Remembrance: Lest we forget – the horror of the Battle of Loos

November 7 2018

On the morning of September 25 1915, long lines of khaki-clad British infantry advanced on heavily defended German positions in and around Loos, a small coalmining town in the heart of the industrial area of north-east France, says Dr Derek Patrick, University of St Andrews.