“ The Drowned and the Saved” – a short walk down Plattenstrasse in Zurich

A short walk don Plattenstrasse in Zurich discovers some interesting history.

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A British railway pioneer in Monza

David Roberts revives an old article and goes in search of -Italy's second railway line and British engineer William Scott in Milan and Monza

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David Roberts reviews Julian Cohen's " Surely not in Buxton !"

David Roberts reviews Julian Cohen's new book " surely not in Buxton!"

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A Furlogh in Rome ( part one)

David Roberts follows the path of a wartime tour made by Buxton College pupil Heinz Thannhauser in June 1944.

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The Murders on Lake Maggiore- Part 2 Baveno

David Roberts visits Baveno on Lake Maggiore and considers British railway barons, Queen Victoria, Field Marshal Sir Jan Smuts and a wartime tragedy at Baveno on Lake Maggiore.

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Escape, Refuge and Utopia in Ascona, Switzerland by David Roberts

A short literary tour around Ascona and Brissago on the trail of Hemingway, H G Wells, Daphne Du Maurier and some counter culture.

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Back on the Northern Front " Devils, angels and heroes on the Swiss  border- by David Roberts

David Roberts heads back to the Italian Northern Front to checkout some heroes, angels and villains on The italian-Swiss border

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Last days of the War in Como

Coming up to Italian Liberation Day on 25 April. David Roberts looks at the dramatic happenings around the city of Como in the final days of World War 2.

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Missing from the War Memorial  by David Roberts

David Roberts looks at a Buxton College Casualty missing from the College War memorial

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Book Review: " Some Corner of a Foreign Field" by Janet Kinrade Dethick.

David Roberts reviews Some Corner of a Foreign Field by Janet Kinrade Dethick

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