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Stalin, Molotov and the Finns August 6, 2011

Author: Beach Combing | in : Contemporary
Stalin, Molotov and the Finns

A brief post to celebrate a WIBT (wish I’d been there) moment from the margins of the Second World War. November 1939 and western Europe has plunged into internecine conflict. However, the non-combatant Soviet Union is enjoying itself. Indeed, it has decided to use this precious period to put the record straight with some of […]

Immortal Meals 5#: Mannerheim and the Cigar July 12, 2011

Author: Beach Combing | in : Contemporary
Immortal Meals 5#: Mannerheim and the Cigar

Halcyon hours this birthday evening with the flash of kingfisher wings: excellent presents, visits from friends and, best of all, the food… Strict health diet suspended for one glorious twelve-hour period. Beach has just finished a litre and a half of coca cola: if God exists then he tastes like cane sugar. In tribute to […]