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Bosnia’s freedom born in violence – archive, April 1992

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8 April 1992By Ian Traynor, east Europe correspondent Independent Bosnia-Herzegovina was born yesterday in chaos and violence as Yugoslav fighters strafed strategic targets, ethnic clashes continued, and refugees fled...

Vidkun Quisling installed as Nazi puppet premier of Norway – archive, 1942

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From our diplomatic correspondent2 February 1942 London, SundayThe Germans still have their uses for Quisling. To-day he was made chief of the occupied state of Norway by Terboven, the Reich Commissioner (governor) o...

Archive 81 review – the horror series humanity needs right now

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Humanity needs hokum and never more so than when things are – I think a majority would agree – so relentlessly grim. Bring us preposterous set-ups! Bring us ridiculous plots, to whose holes we must turn generously bli...

The Concert for Bangladesh album reviewed – archive, 4 January 1972

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We are not trying to make any politics. We are artists. But through our music we would like you to feel the agony … In Bangladesh.” Ravi Shankar speaking before he began to play at Madison Square Garden. The record of...

From the archive: Latin America’s Schindler: a forgotten hero of the 20th century – podcast

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We are raiding the Audio Long Read archives to bring you some classic pieces from years past, with new introductions from the authors.This week, from 2016:Under General Pinochet’s rule of terror in Chile, one man save...

Filming wild beasts: Cherry Kearton interviewed – archive, 11 May 1914

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I found Mr Cherry Kearton, who has just returned from crossing Africa with a kinema camera for the third time, in the private room of his London office (writes a representative of the Manchester Guardian). He was ende...

From the archive: looking back at the tragedies of the Kennedys, 1974

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The Observer Magazine of 10 March 1974 featured a very moving account by Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy of some of the tragedies that befell the Kennedys, serialised from her memoir Times to Remember. After her husband Joe’...

Handwritten lyrics from Paul McCartney’s archive go on display

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Treasured material from Paul McCartney’s personal archive, including the original handwritten lyrics to songs such as Hey Jude and Nineteen Hundred and Eighty Five, is going on public display for the first time at the...

Holy bikini-clad Batwoman! Archive saves Mexico’s scorned popular films

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From demons, ghosts and vampires to Martians, mad scientists and spurned lovers, the heroes and heroines of 20th-century Mexican popular cinema faced more than their share of enemies. Few foes, however, have proved qu...

House of Commons approves UK’s entry into Europe – archive, 1971

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The UK launched its third bid to join the EU (then known as the EEC – European Economic Community) in 1969, shortly after the resignation of French President Charles de Gaulle who had vetoed the two previous applicati...

Moves to control the movement of refugees in Europe – archive, 1946

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From our own correspondent8 November 1946 Paris, 7 November A Foreign Office spokesman this afternoon made some comments on the problem of Jews trying to pass through France from central Europe to Palestine. The Fren...

The death of Charles Babbage, mathematician and inventor – archive, 23 October 1871

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The death is announced of Mr Charles Babbage, who has long held high rank among the mathematicians of the day. He was born on 26 December 1792, and having been privately educated, proceeded to Trinity College, Cambrid...

The Hungarian revolution begins – archive, October 1956

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24 October 1956 Budapest, 24 October (2am)One person is reported to have been killed and several others injured when Hungarian police opened fire on thousands of Hungarians demonstrating here a few hours ago. The dem...

From the archive: How to spot a perfect fake: the world’s top art forgery detective – podcast

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We are raiding the Audio Long Read archives to bring you some classic pieces from years past, with new introductions from the authors.This week, from 2018: Forgeries have got so good – and so costly – that Sotheby’s h...

From the archive: gazing into Paul Newman’s blue eyes, 1986

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Maureen Dowd interviewed Paul Newman, who was starring in Martin Scorsese’s The Color of Money 25 years after he was in The Hustler – at home in Westport, Connecticut and also at his Fifth Avenue penthouse (‘Return of...

France’s high-speed TGV train enters service – archive, 1981

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From our correspondent in Paris22 September 1981 Seven months after setting the world’s rail speed record at 265 mph, France’s new superspeed train enters service today on what amounts to a Paris-Lyon Metro link. Pre...

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