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16th August 2012

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by Peter Beckingham

Former governor in Turks and Caicos Islands

Olympics Indian style

Although for millions of Indians visiting London is not even a remote possibility,  everyone here with access to a television, radio or newspaper will have been aware, however vaguely, of the 2012 Olympic Games going on in a city far away. It may  have been difficult for many to comprehend the exhilaration of the 16 days’ […]

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13th July 2011

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by Leigh Turner

Ambassador to Austria and UK Permanent Representative to the United Nations and other International Organisations in Vienna

A moving military and human story

Four British medals are laid out on a Union Flag.  The family stand proudly as the Defence Attache says a few words, citing a moving text from the Polish War Cemetery at Monte Cassino in Italy which holds the graves over 1,000 Poles who died storming the abbey there in May 1944.  Then we present […]

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