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10 Most Depressing Songs Ever

Here in London it’s officially a ‘Wet Wednesday’, possibly the most depressing type of day (admittedly less depressing, then say, a ‘Nuclear …

Anti-NATO crowds march through Warsaw amid alliance summit (VIDEO)

Protests have taken place in Warsaw with members of the public angry the Polish capital is hosting a NATO summit. A few hundred demonstrators …

Tony Blair could be impeached and put on 'trial' in Parliament over Chilcot report, under MPs' plans

Tony Blair could be put on ‘trial’ in the Houses of Parliament for his role in taking Britain to war in Iraq, under plans being examined by MPs, The Telegraph can disclose.<p>MPs led by SNP leader Alex Salmond are understood to be examining whether the former Labour Prime Minister can be impeached and …

The German Opposition to Hitler

• <b>Author:</b> Michael Thomsett<p>Between 1933 and 1945, more than 500,000 German citizens resisted the Nazi government. Many were imprisoned for political crimes which included both active attempts to remove Hitler from office and passive attempts to oppose the Nazi regime. Resistance was found among …

'No pressure on me' says Corbyn, as Labour rifts undermine miners' bash

Smiles and waves at annual Durham event as leader goes off script but division and suspicion among unions and party undermine message of solidarity<p>Jeremy Corbyn has told a huge rally of ex-miners and trade unionists he is not under “any pressure whatsoever”, despite many of his own MPs being …

Fujifilm’s X-T2 will lure more DSLR shooters to mirrorless

At the heart of the Fujifilm X-T2 is a 24.3-megapixel APS-C (23.6 x 15.6 mm) X-Trans CMOS III sensor. This is the same as that used in the X-Pro2, …

See Your Favorite Landmarks Completely Transformed With Just a Little Paper

A few months later, and McCor’s precision-sliced paper and sense of wanderlust have taken him all over the world, filling in the blanks of locations …

Should Musicians Be Able To Remotely Disable Phone Cameras At Concerts? GENE SIMMONS Weighs In

On July 1, <b>KISS</b> bassist/vocalist <b>Gene Simmons</b> was interviewed by <b>Jack Antonio</b> for the <b>"Do You Know Jack?"</b> radio show. You can now listen to the chat …

The Final Whistle

• <b>Author:</b> Stephen Cooper<p>WINNER OF THE BRITISH SPORT BOOK AWARDS - RUGBY BOOK OF THE YEAR This is the story of 15 men killed in the Great War. All played rugby for one London club; none lived to hear the final whistle. Rugby brought them together; rugby led the rush to war. They came from Britain and …

World War II: The Resistance

• <b>Author:</b> C. David North<p>France fell to Hitler's forces in less than two months. It was not until 1942 that widely dispersed underground organizations would band together to form a united opposition to the occupying Germans. It was not until then that resistance would become the Resistance - a …

Stalin: History in an Hour

• <b>Author:</b> Rupert Colley<p>Love history? Know your stuff with History in an Hour.<p>Arguably no person in history had such a direct and negative impact on the lives of so many as Joseph Stalin. Under the Red Tsar terror knew no limits, it did not discriminate; no one was safe, no institution, no single town …

Twelve Days on the Somme

• <b>Author:</b> Sidney Rogerson<p>A joint operation between Britain and France in 1916, the Battle of the Somme was an attempt to gain territory and dent Germany’s military strength. By the end of the action, very little ground had been won: the Allied Forces had made just 12 km. For this slight gain, more …

The Somme

• <b>Author:</b> Richard van Emden<p>The offensive on the Somme took place between July and November 1916 and is perhaps the most iconic battle of the Great War. It was there that Kitchener’s famous ‘Pals’ Battalions were first sent into action en masse and it was a battlefield where many of the dreams and …

Somme

• <b>Author:</b> Lyn Macdonald<p><b>2016 is the 100th anniversary of the Battle of the Somme</b><p>'There was hardly a household in the land', writes Lyn Macdonald, 'there was no trade, occupation, profession or community, which was not represented in the thousands of innocent enthusiasts who made up the ranks of …

Great Push The Battle of the Somme 1916

• <b>Author:</b> William Langford<p>In 1916, Sir Douglas Haig, commanding the BEF, began his great offensive to drive the invaders off the ground they had been occupying for over a year and a half. The ‘Great Push’, as the offensive was advertised to the nation, began 1 July 1916. A glossy picture magazine was …

Forgotten Voices of the Somme

• <b>Author:</b> Joshua Levine<p>1916. The Somme. With over a million casualties, it was the most brutal battle of World War I.<p>It is a clash that even now, over 90 years later, remains seared into the national consciousness, conjuring up images of muddy trenches and young lives tragically wasted. Its first …

Agent Zigzag

• <b>Author:</b> Ben Macintyre<p>One December night in 1942, a Nazi parachutist landed in a Cambridgeshire field. His mission: to sabotage the British war effort. His name was Eddie Chapman, but he would shortly become MI5's Agent Zigzag. Dashing and louche, courageous and unpredictable, the traitor was a …

The End

• <b>Author:</b> Ian Kershaw<p><b>SUNDAY TIMES, TLS, SPECTATOR, SUNDAY TELEGRAPH, DAILY MAIL and SCOTLAND ON SUNDAY BOOKS OF THE YEAR</b><p>The last months of the Second World War were a nightmarish time to be alive. Unimaginable levels of violence destroyed entire cities. Millions died or were dispossessed. By all …

The Missing of the Somme

• <b>Author:</b> Geoff Dyer<p>Head bowed, rifle on his back, a soldier is silhouetted against the going down of the sun,<br>looking at the grave of a dead comrade, remembering him. A photograph from the war, is also a photograph of the way the war will be remembered. It is a photograph of the future,<br>of the …

24 Hours at the Somme

• <b>Author:</b> Robert Kershaw<p>The first day of the Somme has had more of a widespread emotional impact on the psyche of the British public than any other battle in history. Now, 100 years later, Robert Kershaw attempts to understand the carnage, using the voices of the British and German soldiers who lived …

To Hell and Back

• <b>Author:</b> Ian Kershaw<p><b>TELEGRAPH BOOKS OF THE YEAR AND EDITOR'S CHOICE 2015</b><p>In the summer of 1914 most of Europe plunged into a war so catastrophic that it unhinged the continent's politics and beliefs in a way that took generations to recover from. The disaster terrified its survivors, shocked that a …

The Spy in Hitler’s Inner Circle

• <b>Author:</b> Paul Paillole<p>Ten years after the publication of his Services Spéciaux (1935-1945), Paillole took up his pen once again in order to shed further light on the critical role that the French Secret Service played in the infiltration of German agencies. In this first English edition of The Spy …

The Man Who Broke into Auschwitz

• <b>Author:</b> Denis Avey & Rob Broomby<p><b>THE INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER</b><p><b>THE MAN WHO BROKE INTO AUSCHWITZ is the extraordinary true story of a British soldier who marched willingly into Buna-Monowitz, the concentration camp known as Auschwitz III.</b><p>In the summer of 1944, Denis Avey was being held in a POW labour …

Civilization

• <b>Author:</b> Niall Ferguson<p><b>DAILY TELEGRAPH BOOKS OF THE YEAR</b><p>If in the year 1411 you had been able to circumnavigate the globe, you would have been most impressed by the dazzling civilizations of the Orient. The Forbidden City was under construction in Ming Beijing; in the Near East, the Ottomans were …

Blood, Tears and Folly

• <b>Author:</b> Len Deighton<p>Drawing on the author’s deep understanding of military life and the strengths and frailties of politicians and generals, this is a myth-puncturing analysis of the advent of the Second World War.<p>‘Blood, Tears and Folly’ offers a sweeping and compelling historical analysis of six …

At The Drive-In, the Mars Volta guitarist releasing 12 albums in five months - Alternative Press

At The Drive-In and the Mars Volta guitarist Omar Rodriguez-Lopez is going to release <i>12 albums</i> before the end of 2016. (Yes, you read that …

12 metal albums you’re going to need in the second half of 2016 - Alternative Press

This year has already been a whirlwind of great metal releases but the second half of 2016 looks like it’s going to pack just as much of a punch as …