A dramatic wartime account by a member of a lost party of soldiers who were rescued by a heroic British carrier pigeon has been uncovered. Lieutenant James Leak was one of almost 700 men who became cut off during a major offensive on German positions towards the end of the First World War. In the six days of being encircled by enemy forces deep in a French forest almost 200 men were killed either by constant German shelling or friendly fire from confused Allies unaware of their true position. Runners made repeated attempts to get word back to headquarters of the location of the so-called Lost Battalion but each time they were intercepted by the enemy. The stranded group then tried using carrier pigeons to send messages only to see them shot out of the sky by German snipers. It was the British bird named Cher Ami that saved them by flying 25 miles in as many minutes to deliver the life-saving message despite being badly wounded. The heroic exploits of a British carrier … [Read more...] about Letters by captured officer in ‘Lost Battalion’ emerge for sale: Incredible tale of how US soldiers were cut off by German offensive during WWI before 200 were rescued by carrier pigeon that flew 25 miles to r
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THEY play loved up teenagers Lara and Peter in Netflix's To All The Boys trilogy. Due to their sizzling onscreen chemistry, fans are keen to know if Lana Condor and Noah Centineo are dating in real life. The best series on Netflix The best movies on Netflix New on Netflix : What to watch this week Are Lana Condor and Noah Centineo dating in real life? There is no denying Lana and Noah are super cute together on screen and on the red carpet. But we hate to be the bearer of bad news, they are NOT a couple in real life. The pair are though really good friends and have nothing but good things to say about each other. The pair have worked together since the first Too All The Boys movie in 2018. Who is Noah Centineo dating? Noah is dating model and Kylie Jenner’s best friend Stassie Karanikolaou, 23. The couple have kept their relationship off of social media since they began dating, but were seen holding hands at Kendall Jenner's Halloween … [Read more...] about Are Lana Condor and Noah Centineo dating in real life?
A MAN was horrified after plumbers came to fix his leaky bath - but ended up nearly killing his cat instead. The homeowner, called Andrew, revealed it was sheer luck he realised his black moggy, Chloe, was stuck underneath the bath - after the tradesman accidentally broke a tile. Andrew, from the US, confirmed Chloe was safe and well in the end, after her shared a shocking clip of her whiskers peering out from between the broken tiles. Sharing the bonkers tale to his TikTok page, Epic Mortgage Guy , he said: “Just had plumbers come to the house to fix our bathtub, and they had to cut a hole in the wall. “But when they screwed it shut, they screwed it shut with the cat inside.” The clip racked up thousands of views as people enquired whether Chloe was ok, with Andrew revealing he had to undo the plumber’s work to get her out. But he confirmed: “The plumber was actually super apologetic.” Although he added they were “freaking out” about it. Explaining the … [Read more...] about Man horrified after plumbers come to fix his bath but he’s forced to rip out their work after they boxed in his cat
Gregory’s Girl When I wrote Four Weddings and a Funeral, I wanted it to be half as good as Gregory’s Girl. John Gordon-Sinclair is so natural, and his best friend, Robert Buchanan, is the funniest movie best friend ever. Then it has the most brilliant plot twist and the definitive final romantic conversation with Clare Grogan, dancing on her back under a tree. If anyone’s thinking of writing a romantic comedy, this is the place to start: not with Hollywood stars and pop songs, but with the low-key, local, truthful bliss of Bill Forsyth’s first masterpiece. Richard Curtis, screenwriter and director When Harry Met Sally A perfect romcom is as interested in the woman as it is in the man; it acknowledges there are more kinds of love than the romantic kind, and shows the importance of friendship; the characters are believable and the script flawless. There are many great romcoms but only one film ticks all of those boxes and that is When Harry Met Sally. Hadley Freeman, Guardian … [Read more...] about 52 perfect romcoms for Valentine’s day in lockdown
Persuasion by Jane Austen Chosen by Kathy Lette, author of 14 comically romantic novels including HRT: Husband Replacement Therapy “You pierce my soul. I am half agony, half hope. Tell me not that I am too late, that such precious feelings are gone for ever. I offer myself to you again with a heart even more your own than when you almost broke it, eight years and a half ago. Dare not say that man forgets sooner than woman, that his love has an earlier death. I have loved none but you.” The trouble with most English males is that they don’t speak English – they speak euphemism . It’s a surrogate mother tongue. A girl needs those little United Nations headphones to decipher what British blokes are saying to you. For example, “You Australians, are so re fresh ing” decodes as “rack off, you loud-mouthed colonial nymphomaniac.” (I know, how dare he call me a “loud mouth”! Please. I have my standards.) The average Englishman never does anything spontaneous without a … [Read more...] about ‘I can cry just thinking about it’: the most romantic moments in literature