casualties

Operation Chariot succeeded because it was unthinkable

21 May 2022 9:00 am

Eighty years ago, just after midnight on 28 March 1942, the British destroyer HMS Campbeltown crept up the estuary of…

Can the fiasco of the Dieppe Raid really be excused?

6 November 2021 9:00 am

In my mother’s final days we had a long conversation about the second world war. I asked if she’d ever…

A fairytale return for Graham Swift

20 February 2016 9:00 am

The opening of Graham Swift’s new novel clearly signals his intent. ‘Once upon a time’ tells us that this will…

If the bombing of Hiroshima was a moral obscenity, blame Emperor Hirohito

15 August 2015 9:00 am

The 70th anniversary of Hiroshima and Nagasaki has produced some predictable wailing and gnashing of teeth about the horrors of…

Do Israel's critics think there are not enough dead Jews?

19 July 2014 9:00 am

The anti-Semitic West almost seems to want Israelis to suffer

In Gaza, the siege mentality is helping Hamas

19 July 2014 9:00 am

  Gaza The main entrance to Al-Shifa Hospital was crowded with what seemed to be journalists. This wasn’t unusual. They…